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VIRTUAL LECTURE: Dressing for Tea

December 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

“Best Bib & Tucker”

with Lynne Z. Bassett, Independent Textile Historian

$10 (Members 10% discount)

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Using extant garments, fashion plates, and fine art, Lynne Z. Bassett explores the rules that dictated how to dress for drinking tea in private and in company (having “tea” vs. having “a tea”), in the 19th and early 20th century. The development of the “tea gown” in the last quarter of the 19th century actually had more to do with signaling a woman’s values and politics than it had to with tea! Bassett’s lecture ends with the advice of today’s fashion influencers on how to wear and accessorize the “tea dress”—a nostalgic fashion evoking supposedly simpler times.

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This exhibition has been made possible by the generous support from Connecticut Humanities, the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, HSB, The Aeroflex Foundation, The David T. Langrock Foundation, Mr. Andy Baxter, Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Webster, Deborah & Roy Moore, Wayne & Barbara Harms, Bouvier Insurance, Mr. & Mrs. Jeb Embree as well as donors to the Museum’s Annual Fund.

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Details

Date:
December 14
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Venue

Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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8604345542
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Florence Griswold
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(860) 434-5542
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frontdesk@flogris.org
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