Popular Civil War Fashion Event Returns
Continuing its commemorative programming for the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Charleston Museum is teaming up with the Carolina Ladies Aid Society to offer a Civil War Fashion Try-on event. On Saturday, July 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., discover what it was like to wear those wide mid-19th century hoops or how comfortable the seemingly endless layers of clothing or wool uniforms felt. The Carolina Ladies Aid Society will set up a photographer's studio and have dresses, men's jackets, children's clothing, hats, bonnets, fans, and more available for try-on. The museum's photographer will take guests' formal portrait in the mid-19th century carte de visite style. Guests are encouraged to bring their cameras as well. This Civil War living history program is free with general Museum admission ($10/adult, $5/child 3-12, under three and members free). For more information, please visit www.charlestonmuseum.org or call 722-2996.