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Wearing an 1880s dress with Anneliese Meck

March 10, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Kick-off Presentation for the Traditional Fiber Arts Series: Henrietta Garey’s Dress

This series will explore the world of Henrietta Garey through the brown taffeta and velvet dress she wore to Christmas and Boxing Day festivities in Australia while on her 1884 honeymoon voyage with Searsport captain Franklin Garey.

To kick off the series, we’ll do a Zoom presentation that’s part history, part Q & A with costumed interpreter Anneliese Meck. Using photos, we’ll explore Henrietta Garey, her family and sailing in the late 19th century when Maine ships traveled the world and wives and children accompanied merchant ship captains. We’ll take a look at Henrietta’s dress and talk about 1880s fashions. Then, to find out what it’s like to wear a long dress with a corset and bustle, Anneliese will model a historical reproduction of an 1880s outfit, complete with all the proper undergarments, day dress, and accessories. This program is family friendly – bring your questions!

This program is paired with the hands-on Traditional Fiber Arts Workshop: Henrietta Garey’s Dress, but you can attend this program without signing up for the hands-on workshop.

Anneliese Meck is the Manager of Community Lifeways at the Genesee Country Village & Museum in Mumford, NY, and has worked as a historical interpreter since 2014.  She holds a B.I.S. in costume technology and textile arts from Kent State University, and enjoys creating historical clothing and educational programs.  Find her projects in progress on the blog – The Sewphisticate – as well as on Patreon, Facebook, and Instagram @youngsewphisticate.


This event is free, with a suggested admission $5

Register here.

This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Belvedere Traditional Handcrafts Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.


March 10, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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