Thursday, September 26 - Thursday, September 26
Bustles to Bras

7:00pm, Rehoboth Beach History Museum, 511 Rehoboth Avenue.

Join us at Rehoboth Beach Museum for a program on fashion through the ages. Karen Jessee of the Delaware Humanities Forum Speaker’s Bureau combines humor and history on this fashion journey of women’s most outrageous silhouette and a peek underneath them all to see how the culture of the times influenced the fashions of the era from Marie Antoinette of the 1770s to the British Invasion of the 1970s. A perpetual student of historic fashion, Ms. Jessee has traveled to England for fashion study and to participate in the Jane Austin Festival in Bath England.

From hoops to halter tops, from bustles to bras, this presentation of original clothing and images reveals 200 years of influences that led to the most outrageous changes in the feminine silhouette. A small display and audience participation are all part of the fun.

Space may be limited so reservations are required. Please call (302) 227-7310 to ensure your space. The program is free for members. A $5 donation is suggested for non-members. This program is sponsored in part by the Delaware Humanities Forum.

There is free parking and the museum is handicap accessible. Further information on this, and other programs of interest, can be found on the museum website