Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Victorian Age is FINISHED!

I am thrilled with how The Victorian Age turned out!

It looks exactly like I imagined it would in my mind. It's always fun to see things jump off of the page and into reality!

The exhibition opens tomorrow night -- June 18 -- with a FREE reception from 6 to 8 PM. Reservations are appreciated, but not required. Please call 330-455-7043.

Here are just a few highlights. You have to come in and see this one for yourself to truly appreciate the beauty of these artifacts.

Nine gowns are on display, plus one mourning dress and three of Ida McKinley's gowns

This is my favorite hat in the exhibit!

There are two cases of glass and china, plus a small case of glass 1876 commemorative items

This is a wire bustle, used to prop up the back of women's dresses.

Punch & Judy jack-in-the-box

Children's clothing in the Victorian era was just as fancy as what the grown-ups were wearing!

There is also a corset on display, with its original box!

I hope you will come to see the exhibition. It was a lot of fun to put together and features lots of great information about what it was like to live in the late Victorian era (1870-1900).

It will be on view in the Keller Gallery through November 21, 2010.

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