‘Clothing of the Civil War Era’ visits mansion
Shirts, shoes and shawls will dress the Old Governor’s Mansion at Georgia College, giving an inside look into the fashion of Civil War-era children.
The special exhibit, “Children’s Delight: Clothing of the Civil War Era,” will display at the mansion from Tuesday, Sept. 18, from Sunday, Nov. 11.
“The ritual of dress was of high importance during this era,” said Matthew S. Davis, mansion curator. “Visitors will have the opportunity to view authentic articles of 19th-century attire while learning about the complex social issues of the time.”
Presented by PNJW Collections of Alpharetta, Ga., the exhibit will feature boy’s and girl’s clothing, undergarments, headwear and Paisley shawls in rooms where children of that time period would have worn the clothes.
The mansion opens for tours Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Tours begin on the hour.
Admission: adults ages 18 through 60, $10.70; adults 61 and older, $7.49; non-GC students, $2.14; and Georgia College students, faculty, staff and children under age 6, free.