BEHIND THE SEAMS: Exploring Charleston’s Fashion History

Posted By Bill Payer on Feb 1, 2024 | 0 comments

04/16/2024 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Church of the Holy Spirit Parish Hall
299 Seven Farms Drive Daniel Island
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Curator of Historic Textiles Virginia Theerman from The Charleston Museum will share highlights from their nearly 10,000 piece costume and textile collection. Through individual objects worn by both the notable and the unknown in our city’s history, she will speak about the evolution of garments and styles from the Colonial era to the present.  Theerman says she’s looking forward to her DIHS appeearance.

“I’m always thrilled to share objects from our collection with the local community. Fashion history is a unique intersection between art, commerce, labor rights, women’s history, and social history. Examining these garments in more detail can reveal much about the lives of the people who wore them, and gives us a chance to intimately connect with their place in the historical narrative.”

Want to get started early?….here’s a link to the Museum’s current textile exhibit:


We will also have cake and refreshments to celebrate Island namesake Robert Daniell’s birthday!

Happy Birthday Robert Daniell!

Virginia Theerman
Curator of Historic Textiles



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