Clermont Takes Lighthearted Look at Motherhood
March 27 @ 2 p.m.
The third and final installment of Clermont State Historic Site’s Playful and Contented: Children’s Lives in History, a light-hearted lecture series, talks about the history of children and corsets - yes, corsets. Clermont’s Curator of Education Kjirsten Gustavson will present Lace Me Tighter: 200 Years of Children and Corsets.
She will discuss common practices regarding children and this notorious garment during the 18th and 19th centuries. Illustrated with period images, the talk will focus on why children were put into corsets and what affect this was intended to have on them physically and mentally.
For more information or to register, please contact Gustavson at 518.537.4240.
Clermont State Historic Site
$5, space limited; call 518.537.4240 for reservations
One Clermont Avenue