History of fashion on display

See the history of clothing worn in the mid to late 19th century, following fashions from the sewing machine to ready-made clothing that came through the mail order catalog, at Anoka County Library’s Northtown Branch Saturday, May 12, 2 p.m.

Period clothing will be featured, allowing guests to see a slat bonnet and to feel how stiff corset boning really was.

This free program is presented by a fashionably dressed woman of 1860, reflecting the era of Minnesota statehood and one of the most recognizable fashion periods of American history.

“Fashion is a reflection of our changing culture through the years,” said Anoka County Commissioner Robyn West. “This program is a ‘perfect fit’ for anyone interested in a new perspective on our American history.”

For more information call 763-7717-3267, visit a local library or the website at www.anoka.lib.mn.us.