In 2013, Whatcom Museum hosted their first “Victorian Secrets” event: an evening mixer at the museum where patrons could peruse Victorian objects and Clothing (on display from my personal collection and from Teravintage jewelry, owned by my friend Terri) compete in a Victorian themed trivia contest, and try their hands at Victorian crafts. For 2014’s event, I was asked to speak at the Whatcom Museums weekly AHA! After Hours Arts series about the progression of Victorian fashion.
Sharing my love of history through the lens of fashion with a group of equally nerdy/enthusiastic community members was the highlight of my April.
Victorian Secrets was a great success. I got to show off some of my favorite pieces from the mid and late 19th centuries, including my gorgeous netted lace 1880’s wedding gown, and it seemed a good time was had by all. I look forward to the third annual Victorian secrets event in 2015!