Public ProgramYou Are What You Wear? Navigating Fashion & Politics in New England, 1760s–1770sregistration required27 February 2019.Wednesday, 6:00PM - 7:30PMThere will be a pre-talk reception 5:30.Kimberly Alexander, University of New HampshireThere is a $10 per person fee (no charge for MHS Fellows and Members or EBT cardholders).
Our guest curator will explore the social values placed on luxury and thrift in New England in the late 18th century. What messages were telegraphed by a person’s clothing and how were these understood? Did everyone in society read these messages the same way or were there statements only meant to be understood by a select few?