Contemporary calendar features historic fashions

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — A calendar on sale by the Illinois State Museum Society features a dozen historic gowns from an upcoming exhibition. Fashioning Illinois, 1820 – 1900, opens in March and showcases more than three dozen historic garments from the State Museum’s collection.

The exhibit explores the personal experience of wearing and caring for clothing as well as fashion’s impact on the changing roles and attitudes of women during the first 80-years of Illinois statehood. The exhibit lasts until next year.

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Fashioning Illinois, 1820-1900 Exhibition
502 Spring Spring Street
March 21, 2020 – January 10, 2021
Monday through Saturday
9 am – 4:30 pm
Noon – 4:30 pm
Admission: $5

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