August at Franklin Historical Museum

Fashions of Downton Abbey Presentation
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August, 2019
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We’re excited to bring you The Fashions of Downton Abbey as our August Second Sunday Speaker Series presentation. Our guest is Karen Antonowicz of Spirits of Fashion. Karen returns to the museum with one of her most popular presentations. Are you a fan of Downton Abbey? Would you love to know more about the fashions of the period? If so, join us for an informative presentation about the lives and fashions of the residents of Downton Abbey. Travel with us through time while we explore the styles of 1912, represented in Season 1 of Downton Abbey, through the 1920s, when major changes occurred both in fashion and in society. Immerse yourself in Downton Abbey, where we will explore all the changing fashions of this intriguing period. Karen received her Master’s Degree in textiles, fashion merchandising and design. With a concentration in historic costumes from RISD. Karen pours her passion for fashion to this presentation which includes a slide show, clips from the show, costumes and accessories from the Edwardian Era through the 1920s. This special presentation is on Sunday, August 11th at 1:10 p.m. Arrive on time, seating is limited. The Second Sunday Speaker Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin Historical Museum.
Our summer exhibit, VICTORIAN SECRETS, a look at Victorian era undergarments from corsets to petticoats, is available for viewing through Saturday August 10. Come in and learn about the many layers that well-dressed Victorian ladies wore to help shape and conform their figures to support the beautiful fashions of the day.
Stop by our gift shop for that perfect gift for anyone who loves Franklin or who is new to town. We have 3 editions of the Cat’s Meow collectables, the Brick School, the town Library and the Train Station for $18 each. We have re-stocked our supply of Town Common Gazebo Christmas ornaments, which sold out quickly last year. Get yours before the Christmas rush.
Do you love Franklin and our History? We’re looking for locals interested in hosting at the museum once a month. Training would be provided and schedules are flexible. If you’re interested or know someone who might be, email us at [email protected].
The Franklin Historical Museum is located at 80 West Central Street. We are ADA compliant and admission is always free. Hours of operation are Saturdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sundays 1 p.m.-4 p.m. and Thursday evenings 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Come in and discover your history.