February 13 – May 1, 2015
“Closer to the Skin-A Revealing Look at Lingerie”
A Winter exhibit of the Berkshire Historical Society, entitled “Closer to the Skin—A Revealing Look at Lingerie” employees the Society’s abundant collection of undergarments dating from the 1820’s to the 1930’s to talk about fashions of the times and how the different “looks” were created. This show exposes the overwhelming world of what lies beneath the beautiful gowns, day dresses, tea gowns and work clothes of the women of Berkshire County. From the frothiest lace-trimmed batiste or silk to the most heavily quilted slips and robes, it is clear that “undercover” beauty was important. The Exhibit will open on Friday, February 13th and close on Friday May 1st, 2015, available to view on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday each week from 11a.m. to 3 p.m., Admission is $12.