Explore the underpinnings of 19th century women’s fashion Oct. 7 in Carson City

CARSON CITY, Nevada — Learn what Nevada women of the late 19th century were carrying under those Victorian era gowns Wednesday (Oct. 7) at the Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St. in Carson City. Jan Loverin, the museum’s curator of clothing and textiles, will offer short presentations of women’s bustles from 1 p.m. repeated until 3 p.m.  on Wednesday for visitors passing through the museum’s demonstration gallery. She’ll be displaying three bustles, including the French-designed Langtry model, as well as a small, wire-mesh model and a homemade, fabric-covered bustle.

The program is part of the museum’s Curator’s Corner series, in which a museum curator displays artifacts in the museum’s demonstration gallery for visitors passing through. Museum admission is required: $8, free for children ages 17 and younger. All visitors and staff must wear a face covering while in the museum and maintain 6 feet of distance from others Acrylic barriers are in place at the admissions desk, in the store and in the demonstration gallery to protect visitors. The museum is allowing visitors up to half of its normal capacity to ensure social distancing. Details: CarsonNVMuseum.org.

EDITORS: For an image of bustles, click here. For an image of Jan Loverin, click here.

The Division of Museums and History preserves, shares, and promotes the understanding and celebration of Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage for the enrichment of all generations.