Talk on 19th Century Fashions

fashion-1890On Saturday, September 14, 2013 from noon to 1:00 the Central Library is sponsoring the free program “19th Century Fashion: Jane, Dandies, Victoria, and Gibson Girls.” The program will be in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Bausch and Lomb Public Library Building located at 115 South Ave., Rochester.

Malinda Byrne, historic interpreter from the Genesee Country Village and Museum, will present a timeline history of 19th century fashion. The Genesee Country Village and Museum is home to the Susan Greene Costume Collection, which has been called “a gem that stands alone as one of the finest collections of its kind in North America.” Ms. Byrne will bring examples of men’s and women’s clothing to illustrate how fashion reflected changing views on gender, class and technology in the 1800s. Find out what was worn beneath the clothes, hear the stories about events that influenced fashion, and examine costumes up close during this fascinating program.

This is a free program but registration is recommended. To register, call the Central Library at 585-428-8140 or register online at Then click on “library events.” Those who register will be eligible to win a prize. Must be in attendance to win.