The Putnam County Museum will host a Gilded Age Tea on May 16 at 10 a.m. Kandie Carle will give a Victorian Lady performance.
Carle created this one-woman show in 1996. She has shared her passion for history with audiences at venues including Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, N.Y., Victoria Mansion in Portland, Maine, Mark Twain House Museum in Hartford, Conn., the Cosmopolitan Club in New York City, the National Pierce Arrow Antique Car Club, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Westgate Hotel in San Diego and the Yacht Club of Savannah Ga.
The presentation is not a fashion show. Rather, Carle takes her audience on a journey of discovery by using clothing and accessories as a tool.
She dresses in layer upon layer of the clothing of the chosen period and as each piece is added, she explains how it was worn, as well as when and where it was appropriate.
Throughout the presentation she shares insights into the clothing, lifestyle, manners, etiquette and customs of men, women and children. Included are interesting anecdotes and "myth busting."
The performance is full of audience interaction.
Carle has assembled a vast collection of authentic Victorian and Edwardian clothing and accessories dating from the mid-nineteenth century to the turn of the twentieth century.
Also an accomplished seamstress, she recreates pieces from actual designs and patterns of the Civil War, Victorian and Edwardian periods.
With many years of research in social history and fashion along with humor and grace, Carle shares her love of these eras with her audiences.
Cost for this entertaining event with light refreshments is $5 per person.
This is the perfect mother-daughter event for a Mother's Day present or celebration.
Make reservations by Wednesday, May 13 to the Museum at 653-8419.
The museum is located at 1105 N. Jackson St. in Greencastle.
For more information or questions about any activity at the museum, contact Tanis Monday, at 653-8419 or email@example.com