Museum Presents Program: “Fashions In The Age Of Austen”

Miniature portrait of Louisa Sanderson Macculloch, circa 1810-1820. (Collection of Macculloch Hall Historical Museum.)

Miniature portrait of Louisa Sanderson Macculloch, circa 1810-1820. (Collection of Macculloch Hall Historical Museum.)

MORRISTOWN — On Sunday, Nov. 18 at 4:30 p.m., Macculloch Hall Historical Museum Executive Director Carrie Fellows will present “Fashions in the Age of Austen”, an exploration of women’s fashion encompassing 1790 – 1817. Using images from the period, photos of surviving garments, silhouettes in the museum’s collection and handsewn reproduction clothing, Fellows will illustrate the Regency silhouette.

This program is presented in conjunction with the current exhibit in the school room gallery. On display are vivid examples of the antique Oriental rug collection will be hung in the museum’s first floor gallery, complemented by textbook examples of fine porcelain, silver, glass and furniture collected by Museum founder, W. Parsons Todd. “A Fine Collection: Treasures from the Vault” has a perimeter layout which leaves the center of the room open for a series of speakers and musical programming taking place in conjunction with the exhibit over the next several months. Programs in conjunction with the exhibit take place with music on the first Sunday at 4:30pm and speakers on the third Sunday of the month November through June (no programs in January).

Tickets for Sunday programs will go on sale from 1 p.m. on the day of the program, no advance sales. A separate ticket ($12) is required for the musical programs; discounted ($10) for members, seniors, students and those who purchased a Museum tour ticket that afternoon.

House tours (regular admission applies) take place throughout the afternoon, the last tour leaves at 3 p.m. The upstairs galleries will remain open until 4:30 p.m., the “A Fine Collection” exhibit will close at 3 p.m. in preparation for the program. Tickets to hear speakers are $8 for adults; $6 for seniors & students and $4 for children 6 – 12. Members and children under 5 are free. Speaker tickets include admission to take part in a house tour if visitors arrive during the afternoon and sign up to tour.

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum preserves the history of the Macculloch-Miller families, the Morris area community, and the legacy of its founder W. Parsons Todd through its historic site, collections, exhibits, and educational and cultural programs. For more information, visit The Macculloch Hall Historical Museum is located at 45 Macculloch Avenue, Morristown.

Image attached: Miniature portrait of Louisa Sanderson Macculloch, circa 1810-1820. Collection of Macculloch Hall Historical Museum.


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