Genesee Country Village & Museum is excited to announce the first program in the Spring 2023 lecture series: “Opening Our Closets – Fashion & Textile History,” coming up on Saturday, April 1! This day of lectures features four exciting presenters, with keynote speaker Susan W. Greene. Access to all four fashion and textile-related lectures is included in the price of admission, along with a prepared boxed lunch of your choice. A continental breakfast of coffee, tea, orange juice, water, and pastries will be present upon arrival.
Speakers for the day include:
• Brandon W. Brooks (Curator of the John L. Wehle Gallery at GCV&M) - "Connecting Threads: Western New York Historic Fashion Patterning Coalition"
• Ben Falter (Director of Education, Ontario Country Historical Society) - "Programming the Future: How a Loom Paved the Way for Modern Computing"
• Chantal Filson (Costume Shop Supervisor, GCV&M) - "A Monstrous Elegance of Women: Fashion as Weaponry in the 19th Century"
• KEYNOTE: Susan W. Greene (Author, Collector, Lecturer, Weaver, Historian) - "Calico, Homespun, & the 'Sturdy Pioneer'"
At the end of the day (from 3 – 4 p.m.), guests will have the opportunity to enjoy staff-led explorations behind the scenes in either the John L. Wehle Gallery vaults which house the Susan Greene Costume Collection, or the Costume Shop located in the Historic Village.
Learn more and purchase tickets:https://www.gcv.org/event/opening-closets-fashion-textile-history/