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Tiny Waists… and BIG FAT LIES!
Presented By Sloane Meyer
Are you fascinated with Victorian era clothing? This is the program for you! Pantaloons, petticoats, and peplums galore!
Learn about all the fashion phases and the many MANY layers for the ‘properly’ dressed lady. A feast for the eyes and some truth for the soul. What’s the secret behind Scarlett’s 17 ½ inch waist? Did women really die from arsenic dye? Did corsets really cause permanent deformities? This is your opportunity to look under the Victorian skirt without getting a slap to the face.
Tickets $10 at the door. For reservations, call the Washington Historical Museum at 706-678-2105. Refreshments to be served after the presentation.
Sponsored by the Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation.
Sloane Meyer is an educator, historian, and spirited lecturer. Sloane has coined the phrase ‘academic performer’ to describe her teaching style. Her presentations are equal parts education and entertainment. She has 11 years of experience in the Jackson County school system, attended Gainesville College and the University of West GA and has been on stage and screen since she was a child. Sloane has given her lectures all over Georgia and Louisiana. Locally, she has partnered with the Jackson County Homeschool Group, the Pines Library System, and Brenau University for many years and many events.
Georgia Quilts Exhibit
The Washington Historical Museum is proud to present the new Georgia Quilts exhibit!
Whether made from scraps and feed sacks, or from fine cottons and silks, every quilt tells a story about its maker and the times in which they lived.
Quilts tell our stories down through the generations. Whether living on a farm or in the city, quilting provides us with a glimpse into our history. Utilitarian quilts, made from old clothes and scraps, tell the stories of people making a living from the soil, cotton mills, and factories. Fancy quilts - made from vibrant fabrics and intricate stitching, bring to life stories of the more affluent.
The Washington Historical Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10-5. The Georgia Quilts exhibit is included with the regular $7 admission fee.