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Forgotten: The Clues are in the Clothes!

March 5, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Historic photo of woman wearing puffed sleeves

Want to understand more about historical clothing or date an old family photo? Join us March 5 in the Huron County Museum Theatre when we welcome costume designer and vintage store owner Jennifer Triemstra-Johnston for an afternoon of discovery as she reveals how clothes have their own history. Using photographs and artifacts from the Huron County Museum’s collection, she will outline the relationships between fashion history, advertising, photographs and extant articles of clothing so you can use these clues to better research and date personal and social histories.

During this event you will have a chance to become your own dress detective as Jennifer challenges you to help her read the clues in the clothes and determine their history.

No experience is necessary for this fun, interactive afternoon of historical sleuthing. Space is limited. Events in the Museum Theatre require proof of vaccination with QR code for attendees over 12. Screenings will be conducted for COVID-19 symptoms and face coverings are required. If you are not feeling well, please visit another time. This event is presented to coincide with the Museum’s temporary exhibit Forgotten: People & Portraits of the County.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Jennifer Triemstra-Johnston is a professional costume designer and builder with over 25 years of experience. She has been a contract faculty member for the Theatre and Dance Departments at York University and Ryerson University and Ryerson School of Fashion. Currently Jennifer is the director of the Fashion Arts & Creative Textiles Studio (FACTS) and the owner of Pick a Posie Costume Company, a secondhand shop selling fashion, vintage and costumes in Blyth.

COST: $15+HST or $10+HST for Museum members

REGISTRATION: Presentation & Workshop: The Clues are in the Clothes! Tickets, Sat, 5 Mar 2022 at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite

*Note* Eventbrite fees apply for online booking. You can also book by phone 519-524-2686 or at the front desk during the Museum’s regular hours.


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