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UNDERNEATH THE CLOTHING: AN EVOLUTION OF CORSETS (Presentation by the Pittsburgh Historical Costume Society)

August 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$5 – $17

Corsets have been a fascination (and even a bit of a horror!) to many a modern person. In this presentation, the Pittsburgh Historical Costume Society will take through time as they allow you to explore the evolution of corsets and stays, along with some of the other necessary undergarments that were worn through the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.

Also learn of some of the cultural history behind the corsets and stays, some popular misunderstandings with these garments, and what the purpose of wearing them actually were. There will also be a clothing display to peruse.

The presentation and clothing display will take place in the Neville House Parlour at 3PM, with House Tours taking place from 1PM – 2:45PM. Tours on this day will cease at 3PM when the presentation is taking place.

Seating will be arranged to comply with social distance guidelines and masks will be required.


Adult (House Tour + Presentation) – $17.00

Adult (Presentation Only) – $10.00

Students 6-17, Seniors (House Tour + Presentation) – $10.00

Students 6-17, Children Under 6, Seniors, NHA Members (Presentation Only) – $5.00

***Please note that while we do plan to have this event, some details might be subject to change due to the Covid situation, which we are monitoring carefully on a daily basis. Keep checking our website and Facebook page for details and any changes. Thank you!


August 30
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$5 – $17


Woodville Plantation
1375 Washington Pike
Bridgeville,PA15017United States
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(412) 221-0348


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