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RSVP List Closed. Undressing History: Active Pursuits, Women’s Sportswear c.1900

March 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join Quinn Burgess, professional costumer, as she dresses in reproduction historical sportswear from 1885 to 1925, and explains the ensembles for tennis, ice skating, bicycling, croquet, and swimming.

She will discuss the cultural context of women’s participation in athletic activities during this time as well as the garments themselves: how they functioned while being worn for active pursuits, what they were made from, and how the silhouettes compared to non-sports clothing. All of the garments shown and discussed will be available to touch and look at in detail at the close of the presentation.

Quinn M. Burgess is a costume maker, costume historian, and educator. She combines backgrounds in social, costume, and material history with the study, creation, and wearing of historical clothing to bring history to life. She displays historical construction methods and exceptional workmanship in the creation of her reproduction historical clothing. Quinn has created historical clothing for museums, historical institutions, and individuals, including Plimoth Plantation and the National Parks Service. In addition, she has created and consulted on modern and historical costumes for theatre and film, including at The Huntington Theatre Company, Tufts Children’s Theatre, and with historical documentaries and short films as well as a 20th Century Fox feature film. She holds a MFA in Costume Production from Boston University and a BA from Mount Holyoke College in History and Theatre Arts. Since 2011, Quinn has managed the theatre costume shop and taught costume construction at Boston College.

Undressing History: Active Pursuits, Women’s Sportswear c.1900 takes place Thursday March 28, 2019 at 5:30pm at the Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro Street, Newport, RI. General admission costs $5 per person and $1 for NHS members along with active duty military. Space is limited, please RSVP at NewportHistory.org or call 401-841-8770.

This event is co-sponsored by the Rhode Island Historical Society. Join the RIHS at Aldrich House, 110 Benevolent Street, Providence, RI on February 28, 2019 at 5:30pm for the same program.

Details

Date:
March 28
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Organizers

Newport Historical Society
Rhode Island Historical Society

Venue

NHS Resource Center
82 Touro Street
Newport, RI 02840
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