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Harriet Lane

Plunging necklines! Bachelor President! Bralettes! Cocaine! These are just a few of the wonderful things we talk about as we finish up First Ladies month. Debbi brings us the fantastic story of First Lady Harriet Lane who was the niece to the 15th President, James Buchanan and the first to have the official title of […]

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Early History of Olympic Women

Did you know men competed nude in the Ancient Olympics?  Did you know there was The Games of Hera, the female version of the Olympics, at the same time, in the same stadiums in Olympia?  Did you know women were not allowed to compete in the first Modern Olympic games of 1896 but were allowed […]

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October Meeting

It’s #G3CostumeMonth and we’re honored to be joined by fashion designer Catherine Fritsch. Catherine is the owner of Mercurious Designs and a designer at Rue Violet. She has an extensive resume of costumes for stage performances, mascots, and she even worked as a seamstress for the Superbowl with Madonna!  Join us in talking about the creative process of […]

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Amelia Bloomer: A Rebel in Pants

“Careful, or he’ll see your bloomers!” I don’t know why this is a phrase I’ve heard from time to time. I always assumed bloomers were another term for underpants, and it turns out I’m not the only to have thought that. Bloomers have an interesting history in clothing one that sheds a nearly double-meaning on […]