Historical Underwear

Photograph of two corsets

Lately in my "copious free time" I've been doing volunteer work at the Evanston History Center on a fashion exhibit on the history of underwear. (See picture above for two of the items in the exhibit.) After months of work, the curator, a fellow volunteer, and I have finally finished putting it up. If you will be anywhere near Evanston between now and this coming spring 2008 I urge you to come see it.

Details are as follows: "Foundations of Evanston" exhibit at the Evanston History Center at the Charles Gates Dawes House (formerly Evanston Historical Society), 225 Greenwood Evanston, IL 60201. Friday and Saturday 1 pm to 3 pm, Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm. Admission is $5 and also gets you a guided tour of the house which is itself quite interesting. The phone number there is (847) 475-3410.