Westborough Historical Society present the history of clothes


Westborough town iconWESTBOROUGH – On Monday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m. at 13 Parkman St., the Westborough Historical Society will present “Pretty and Powerful: The History of Our Clothes” with Charlotte Haller of Worcester State University.

From a T-shirt to a power suit, hijab or uniform, your clothes are invested with both a social and personal meaning. Haller will discuss what fashion tells us about the values of the people wearing it, and how women’s fashion has changed as women have become more powerful in society. 

Attendees are invited to either wear or bring vintage fashions to this showcase. The society will display vintage dresses and accessories from its collection, including wedding gowns from 1724 and 1870, a 1900 black satin dress and a 1920s bathing suit. 

This program is sponsored, in part, by a grant from the Westborough Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. It is free and open to the public.

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