Thursday, February 28, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm at RIHS Aldrich House (110 Benevolent Street, Providence, RI)
FREE at the Aldrich House in Providence on February 28!
The Rhode Island Historical Society and Newport Historical Society are partnering again in 2019 to present "Undressing History: Active Pursuits, Women’s Sportswear c.1900."
During this program, which will be offered in Providence on February 28 and again in Newport on March 28 , costume maker, costume historian, and educator Quinn M. Burgess will discuss and don reproduction historical sportswear from 1885 to 1925, including ensembles for tennis, ice skating, bicycling, croquet, and swimming. She will discuss the cultural context of women’s participation in athletic activities during this time as well as the garments themselves: how they functioned while being worn for active pursuits, what they were made from, and how the silhouettes compared to non-sports clothing. All of the garments shown and discussed will be available to touch and look at in detail at the close of the presentation.