Somewhere Over the Rainbow…Bloomers Fly?

Somewhere Over the Rainbow…Bloomers Fly? By Queens County Heritage

Currently on exhibit at the Fredericton Region Museum!!

571 Queen Street, Fredericton

Somewhere Over the Rainbow…Bloomers Fly? Get your knickers in a knot with an exhibition of heritage underwear and undergarments!  The items on display, selected from Queens County Heritage’s permanent collection, show the broad range of materials, techniques, styles and patterns used from the 1850s to the 1930s. Explore how our ancestors dressed and undressed and discover exactly what all those layers were under great-grandmother’s dress! Approximately 30 pieces of underwear ranging from 19th century petticoats, split-drawers and stockings, to c. 1910 wedding trousseau camisoles, children’s drawers and a 1930s corset will be on display.  Produced by Queens County Heritage.

Au-delà de l’arc-en-ciel… Est-ce que les culottes bouffantes savent voler? Une exposition de sous-vêtements patrimoniaux qui vous mettra dans tous vos états! Les objets exposés, choisis dans la collection permanente de Queens County Heritage, montrent le vaste éventail de matériaux, techniques, styles et caractéristiques des sous-vêtements des années 1850 aux années 1930. Vous découvrirez comment nos ancêtres s’habillaient et se déshabillaient, et ce qu’étaient toutes ces couches de vêtements sous la robe de votre arrière-grand-mère! Une trente de sous-vêtements seront exposés, dont des jupons, des caleçons fendus et des bas du 19e siècle, des cache-corsets de trousseau de mariée, des caleçons d’enfant et un corset des années 1930.  L’exposition a été réalisée par Queens County Heritage.

About frederictonregionmuseum

The Fredericton Region Museum was founded in 1934 by the York-Sunbury Historical Society. The Society was formed in 1932 and now has members from all over North America, however, most are from Central New Brunswick. In 1969 the Museum found permanent headquarters in the Officer's Quarters (571 Queen Street) in the heart of downtown Fredericton. The Society and Museum remain a nonprofit enterprise with a small paid staff and numerous volunteers. They work tirelessly to create informative exhibits, organize programs and events as well as publish a local history periodical The Officers' Quarters. The Fredericton Region Museum is the home of the famous Coleman Frog. He is the 42lb wonder that lived in the Killarney Lake just north of Fredericton about 100 years ago. The Fredericton Region Museum is a gateway into the exciting history and diverse heritage of central New Brunswick. Because central New Brunswick is where the provincial capital is located, and because it served as a meeting place for Aboriginals, Loyalists, Acadian, and other European settlers, the Fredericton Region Museum is an excellent place to start. With over 4000 square feet of exhibit space and a collection of over 30,000 artefacts the museum is a fun and exciting way to look into our past.
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