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March 19, 2014

Fashion takes center stage at the Old Governor's Mansion

MILLEDGEVILLE —

From top hats to petticoats and hoop skirts, fashions from the 19th century will be on full display at the Old Governor's Mansion March 22 through May 17.

The special exhibition from PNJW Collections features formal clothing and interpretive panels showcasing the customs and fashions of the Civil War era.

"We are very excited to be able to bring this unique and historically significant collection to the Old Governor's Mansion," said Matt Davis, mansion director. "Visitors will be able to view firsthand the types of clothes worn during the time when the mansion was the residence for our state leader."

The collection can be viewed Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and $2 for students.

A special gallery talk Saturday, April 19 at 1 p.m. titled "19th century fashion 1825-1870" will give an in-depth interpretation and description of the items on display.

This event will be free and open to the public in the Education Building.

For more information, contact 478-445-4545.

 

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