Jefferson Museum Open House August 1, 2021

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JEFFERSON  The Jefferson Township Museum, also known as the George Chamberlain House, will have an open house on Sunday, August 1, 2021, from 1 to 4 pm.

Admission is free. Costumed docents will be available to talk about this Victorian home.  The featured exhibit will be “Victorian Dress from Head to Toe.” This exhibit is being presented by the Society’s costume department. Vintage pieces from the Museum and private collections, along with reproductions of the late Victorian period (1870-1900) and up to 1920, will be displayed throughout the building.

Each room of the Museum will feature a different part of dressing the Victorian family. Gowns, outer wear, accessories, undergarments and lingerie will be displayed throughout the building. Many special pieces are being taken from archival storage for this exhibit. Informational signage will address many of the myths of Victorian clothing.

Period dressed docents and guides will be available to help visitors through the exhibit. Miss Elizabeth’s Garden plantings are labeled for self-guided tours. Miss Elizabeth’s Shoppe in the original kitchen will also be open during these hours to offer vintage and new items for sale.

The Museum is located on 315 Dover-Milton Road in the Historic Milton Village section of Jefferson Township. Pandemic guidelines are always followed. Masks are required for entry.

For further information, refer to the Jefferson Township’s Historical Society website at www.jeffersontownship.net/360/historicalsociety or email Christine Williams, Jefferson Township Historical Society President at president.jhs@jeffersontownship.net, or our Museum Curator museum.jhs@jeffersontownship.net .  Follow us on facebook:  Jefferson Twsp Historical Society for latest updates.


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