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“Hoops, Lace, and Leather: Victorian Fashion on the Prairie”
Watrous, NM: Even on the edge of the frontier in the New Mexico Territory, no “proper” lady of the period would be found out of style. This was no easy task, as keeping up with Victorian fashion often meant wearing an outfit with at least seven layers! The outfits themselves made daily life difficult for many women who were forced into fashions which were not practical to most kinds of work, especially on a frontier fort. Join Ranger Megan Urban and step into the history of Victorian fashion on the open prairie.
This program will be held at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center at 116 Bridge Street in Las Vegas, New Mexico on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM. You can find our free APP in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. Search for Fort Union National Monument. Visitwww.nps.gov/foun, or like on us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FortUnionNM.