Presentation on Women's Frontier Clothing in Sunriver

Posted By:  Lisa McGean
Date Posted:  3/2/2009

The Deschutes Public Library is pleased to announce a presentation "Corsets and Calico: Women's Clothing on the Frontier" at the Sunriver Area Public Library on Thursday, March 5th, at 1:00 p.m. This program is free and open to the public.

In this multi-media presentation, including displays of clothing replicas, Heidi Hollister of the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, will discuss what the trail and frontier clothing of the mid-19th century can tell us about the roles of women during this time.

Ms. Hollister graduated from Walla Walla University with a degree in mass communications, but her passion in life lies in the past. She is a "certified history nerd" and says that she, "loves to see life through the eyes of historic people". She has spent the last 10 years researching changing fashion throughout history. She sews her own historic clothing and loves to challenge herself wit projects beyond her current skill level.

She spent the last year working at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Oregon City as an interpreter, telling stories about pioneer life. She says "I see history not as dates and events, but stories of real people who shaped our world." She also adds that, "I hope to light a spark of interest in the lives of the people who came before us."

For questions about this or other library events, please visit the library website calendar or call Lisa McGean at 312-1034.

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