• Scenic rural landscape with green lawn, cloud-flecked blue sky, and autumn foliage punctuated by a small, deep red farmhouse and red cannon carriages.


    National Historical Park New York

Event Details

  • Everyday from 03/01/2014 to 03/31/2014

    Location: Battlefield Visitor Center | Map Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee Information: free Contact Name: Information Desk Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 518-670-2985 or 518-664-9821 ext. 1777
"Why Did Women Wear That?" 
For centuries, it was the norm for women and girls to wear stays or corsets. During the Revolutionary War, these back-lacing garments encased the body in a hard, form-fitted shell which limited movement and comfort. This exhibit explores how stays were made, what they were made of, and answers the question on everyone's mind: why did women wear them?