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Posted Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Winter Garments Enhance Victorian-Era Clothing Exhibit at Acorn Hall

Morris History: Keeping Warm in the 19th CenturyDuring the last half of the 19th century, the northeastern U.S. was pounded by massive blizzards that dropped four to five feet of snow in many parts of the country and temperatures so frigid that the East River froze over more than a dozen times.

To cope with these weather extremes, our Victorian ancestors had only a fireplace or their clothing to shield them from the cold.

Morris County Historical Society’s new exhibit, “Warmest Winter Fashions, 1860-1900,” highlights nearly two dozen cold weather garments worn by adults and children, including coats, muffs, and capes.

Designed to complement the 30 garments already on display, “Warmest Winter Fashions” will be exhibited from Sunday, Jan. 12, through Tuesday, March 3.

MCHS is located at Acorn Hall, 68 Morris Avenue, Morristown. Admission, which includes the exhibits, is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for students, and is free for children under 12 and MCHS members.

Morris County Historical Society logoFor more information, visit the MCHS website: MorrisCountyHistory.org or call 973-267-3465.