The Brides of the Merchant’s House: What They Tell Us about Fashion and Social Custom

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    When:
    May 6, 2014 – May 7, 2014 all-day America/New York Timezone
    2014-05-06T04:00:00+00:00
    2014-05-07T04:00:00+00:00
    Where:
    Merchant's House Museum
    29 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003
    USA

    bridal1820jpgAt the Merchant’s House Museum

    Tuesday, May 6, 6:30 p.m.

    19th Century Lifeways Lecture

    The Brides of the Merchant’s House: What They Tell Us about Fashion and Social Custom

     

    June Burns Bové, Adjunct Professor at the School of Graduate Studies, Fashion Institute of Technology; Textile Conservator at Yeshiva University Museum; and former consultant to The Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art, will discuss the two 19th century wedding dresses in the Merchant’s House Museum’s collection in the context of their times. Some wedding customs still linger; some have been discarded; and new interpretations have transformed old meanings.

    $15, Members FREE. Reservations required; click here to purchase tickets.

    Members please email nyc1832[at]merchantshouse.org to reserve.