In celebration of Women’s History Month, A.K. Smiley Public Library welcomes historian Ann Deegan on Saturday, March 11th at 2pm in the Assembly Room or on Zoom (Passcode: 758185).
Dr. Deegan’s program, “Head to Toe and Skin Out: Women’s Dress Through Photography During the American Civil War”, will analyze original Civil War-era photographs and fashion illustrations to reveal what influenced dress ranging from economics and war, to technology and fashion trendsetters. She will delve into why clothing of that era looks so different from today and what influenced women to wear strange and uncomfortable items such as hoop skirts.
In addition to a career in academia and museums, Dr. Deegan’s numerous publications in professional and public journals include co-authoring the books Early Redlands and Redlands in World War I.
This program is free and open to the public. Registration is requested, but not required. For access on Zoom, use passcode 758785. Contact the Heritage Room at (909) 798-7632 for additional information.