Filson Friday — Designing Women: The Dresses Of ‘Women at Work’

The Filson Society isn’t going to offer the common, generic, Wikipedia history experience. For instance, don’t expect to see the iconic World War II image of “Rosie the Riveter” when you think of their latest exhibit, “Women at Work.” Instead, Filson Associate Curator of Collections Jana Meyer hosts this lecture on local designers of several dresses from the 19th and early-20th centuries. These handmade, ornate textiles were made for prominent women and often crafted in the Ohio Valley region by women as they began entering the workforce. Learn about the women who designed these dresses, and the women who (unfortunately) had to wear them in this god-awful heat and humidity.

Friday, July 31

Noon-1 p.m. | Free