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Fashion After the Revolution
Mill Hill Historic Park
Norwalk, CT
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Fashion After the Revolution
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 2:00pm

$4.00 for current DAR members (must show DAR ID when checking in at event)

$8.00 for the general public

Sponsored by the Norwalk Historical Society and the Norwalk -Village Green Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution

Mill Hill Historic Park - The Townhouse
2 East Wall Street Norwalk, CT 06851
Handicapped and Limited Mobility parking on site only.
All others follow signs to overflow parking across the street.

Its been 235 years since the official end of the American Revolution.  How did becoming an independent nation influence fashion?!

Join the Norwalk Historical Society and the Norwalk -Village Green Chapter of the DAR on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 2:00pm at Mill Hill Historic Park for Fashion After the Revolution presented by curator of the DAR Museum, Alden OBrien.

The Revolution is over but in wartime we vowed to give up foreign imports. Now its peacetime, and our fervor has fizzled. Lets get some more of those imported goods we used to enjoy- like pretty fabrics!  
Fashion was at the center of the debates surrounding what it meant to be American in the decades after the Revolution. How did citizens of the new nation navigate this political minefield when every choice was filled with symbolic import? Who aspired to fashion as set in Europe, who achieved it, who adapted it, who eschewed it? How did Americans build credibility on the world stagemaintaining their principles without looking like country bumpkins?

About Alden OBrien
Alden OBrien received her BA in Art History from Barnard College and her MA in Museum Studies in Costume & Textiles from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She has been at the DAR Museum since 1990, first as curator of costume and later taking charge of quilts and most recently, samplers and needlework. She has curated numerous exhibits on costume, toys, and quilts, most recently An Agreeable Tyrant: Fashion After the Revolution, with its accompanying catalog.

Refund Policy:
All ticket purchases are non-refundable, except when the event is cancelled or rescheduled by the Norwalk Historical Society.  No credit or refund is available if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

Cancellations and Schedule Changes:
The Norwalk Historical Society reserves the right to cancel or reschedule an event due to low enrollment, presenter illness, or other circumstances. If the event is cancelled, participants will receive a full refund of their registration fee. If the event is rescheduled, participants will have the option of attending the rescheduled event or receiving a full refund.


Mill Hill Historic Park (View)
2 East Wall Street
Norwalk, CT 06851
United States


Education > Classes

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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