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Danbury Museum And Historical Society Presents 'Living History Luncheon'

The Danbury Museum and Historical Society will present a Living History Luncheon on Saturday, March 19.
The Danbury Museum and Historical Society will present a Living History Luncheon on Saturday, March 19. Photo Credit: contributed

DANBURY, Conn. -- In recognition of Women's History Month, the Danbury Museum & Historical Society will host another "Living History Luncheon" on Saturday, March 19.

Kandie Carle, a Connecticut resident will present "Dressing from Corset to Gloves." She's been working in theater since 1980 as an actress, dancer and singer throughout the U.S. and abroad. Her performance resume covers the spectrum from Shakespeare to musical comedy.

This presentation -- full of audience interaction -- is not a fashion show. "Carle takes her audience on a journey of discovery by using clothing and accessories as a tool," a news release notes. "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."

She will also share insights into the clothing, lifestyle, manners, etiquette and customs of men, women and children throughout the presentation -- including interesting anecdotes and bits of myth busting. Carle has assembled a vast collection of authentic, Edwardian clothing and accessories dating from the mid-19th to the turn of the 20th century.

"We're excited to bring Ms. Carle back to the Danbury Museum for this annual, fun and history-filled event," said Brigid Guertin, executive director of the Danbury Museum. "Her many years of research in social history and fashion along with humor and grace, allows her to share her love of the Edwardian era with the audience."

Seating begins at 11 a.m., and the performance will begin at 11:30. A buffet-style luncheon will be served at 12:30. Admission is $25. Advance tickets are required. Buy them at the Danbury Museum during normal business hours, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m or online, here.

All proceeds from this event benefit the museum.

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