'Scarlett's Clothes' At Museum Of The Confederacy

Published 1:16 pm Tuesday, October 30, 2012

“Scarlett's Clothing was Hollywood Fiction: What Women Really Wore” is the topic of a program to be presented by Susan Polich, a Civil War re-enactor and researcher of fashion of the period. She will describe fashion as it entered the Civil War era and show basic items of clothing and the way they would have been worn. The program will take place November 3, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox is located at 159 Horseshoe Rd, Appomattox.

Susan Polich has been involved in Civil War living history for more than fifteen years. In order to more accurately portray women of the time, she has researched fashion of the period and attended conferences on women's clothing and the genteel arts. Polich is currently a member of Battery B, First Rhode Island Light Artillery, Inc., a Civil War reenacting group based in Providence, Rhode Island, and a past member of The Ladies Living History Association of Greater Cincinnati. Learn from Ms. Polich about “the ideal look” for a lady during the war as well as the intricacies of dressing at the time.

Registration is not required and the program is free of charge with admission to the Museum. For information contact: Josie Butler at jbutler@moc.org or 855-649-1861 ext. 203.

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