|Lady’s 1860s era |
upper middle class day dress
featured in Journey’s film
Last weekend (June 3-4) marked the opening of Conner Prairie’s new interactive exhibit entitled1863 Civil War Journey: Raid on Indiana.As terms of my contract, I was asked to hold off all discussion of this project until it was unveiled.
Now that the exhibit opening is past, I am free to discuss my participation. In addition to advising on appropriate historical attire for this project, I created a total of 13 garments for this exhibit. Two of the dresses I designed are worn by the key actresses in theJourney’s film. The third dress I created was a young girl’s dress for an animated figure playing a violin.I provided the corsets, chemises, cage crinolines, and petticoats for the both the actresses and the permanent displays as well.
1863 Civil War Journey: Raid on Indianais based uponGeneral John Hunt Morgan’s historical cavalry raid on Indiana. It also explores theroles women and children played and how they supported the troops.For more information about this exhibit, please visit Conner Prairie’s website. This program runs from
June 4-October 30, 2011.
|1860s era summer day dress for a young lady|
about the age of 15 also featured in Journey’s film