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Growing Little Leaves: Fashionable Genealogy

May 21, 2016

Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
Multipurpose Room
1 to 3 p.m.

Have a young fashionista at home? Do your kids like learning about history or looking at old family photos? Join us for this fun, family-friendly program about the history of fashion and its uses in genealogy.

We'll examine American fashion from the 17th century to the present, using design principles such as silhouette and fabric that are used by fashion historians. You'll work with photos, including some from the Indiana Historical Society collection, and learn to spot the trademarks of fashion from different time periods. Get hands-on with fabric swatches and learn where fabrics came from in the 19th century. Use coloring sheets and historic silhouette guides to learn the secrets of dating photos by looking at subjects' clothing.

Growing Little Leaves is Indiana Historical Society's series of family genealogy programs. This program is appropriate for both boys and girls. We'll discuss clothing history of both genders. Program aligns with the Indiana Academic Standards in both Social Studies and Visual Arts; adults will leave with a standards-aligned lesson plan for grades 2-4. Best suited for children ages 5-9; adult chaperone required.

Free. Registration is encouraged. 


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