Fashions in the Age of Austen

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 45 Macculloch Ave Morristown NJ 07960  See map

On Sunday November 18 4:30pm at 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 1pm 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 3pm. The upstairs galleries will remain open until 4:30pm, the “A Fine Collection” exhibit will close at 3pm in preparation for the program. Tickets to hear speakers are Adults $8; Seniors & Students $6; Children 6 – 12 $4. 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.  Now is a great time to purchase a membership to the museum which offers unlimited visits to exhibits, tours and discounts for special programs. Memberships are available for purchase during touring hours or via www.maccullochhall.org 


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. The Museum is open to tour the house and view exhibits on Wednesdays, Thursdays & Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Adults $8; Seniors & Students $6; Children 6 – 12 $4. Members and children under 5 are free. The last tickets for admission are sold at 3 p.m. Call the Museum weekdays at (973) 538-2404 ext. 10, visit our website www.maccullochhall.org or find us on Facebook.  Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960.  Macculloch Hall Historical Museum is a nonprofit educational affiliate of the W. Parsons Todd Foundation. 


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