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Victorian fashion show set in Otho

August 19, 2012
Messenger News

OTHO - A presentation on Victorian fashions will help raise funds for the Webster County Museum in Otho.

Paula Hoskins, of Grand Junction, has done countless hours of library and online research to learn about Victorian fashions and the role of women in that area.

At 1:30 p.m. Aug. 26, Hoskins, a self-taught seamstress, will explain about the layers of clothing Victorian women wore, how they cared for their clothes and the health problems caused by corsets and narrow shoes. Hoskins will also offer some rules of etiquette and list some of the tasks women were expected to perform.

In her sewing, Hoskins goal is to create a Victorian image, not duplicate Victorian clothing exactly. She brings along 10 full outfits, most of which she made herself.

Refreshments will be served, and the museum will be open after the program. A free will donation would be appreciated to support the museum.

The Webster County Museum is open Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment by calling 972-4804.



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