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Holiday Inn – Manitowoc

4601 Calumet Avenue
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States

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March 2018

Victorians’ Secrets: The Revealing History of Women’s Underwear

March 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Holiday Inn – Manitowoc, 4601 Calumet Avenue
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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The huge skirts! The small waists! How did Victorian women manage to create these fashionable looks? With underwear, of course. Throughout the 19th century, women were constantly reshaping their bodies to ever-changing ideals using corsets, hoops, and bustles. Join Leslie Bellais, Curator of Social History at the Wisconsin Historical Society, to take a peak under the dresses of fashionable Victorian ladies, look at the layers of underwear needed to create the ideal silhouette, and explore how these undergarments reflected societal…

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November 2018

Ghost Signs

November 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Holiday Inn – Manitowoc, 4601 Calumet Avenue
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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There are so many things to look for when exploring along the old highways older parts of our towns. One aspect of the treasure hunt is seeking out faded and peeling advertising signs that have been painted on walls or farm buildings. These are sometimes called “ghost signs", and the painted images can indeed be “ghostly” when you try to decipher the original words and images. Join Ed Prigge and photographer Joan Prigge as they take us through Manitowoc County…

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