Virginia Clothed: Commerce and Fashion Along the Great Wagon Road, 1780-1900

May 10, 2002 - December 29, 2002

Price-Strongwell Cultural Heritage Galleries

Exhibit Details

With Virginia Clothed, you can view more than 35 garments and accessories that date between 1780 and 1900, including examples from Russell, Tazewell, Smyth, Wythe, and Washington counties as well as Bristol,Va., and Bristol, Tenn. The exhibition also offers the chance to see handmade, ready made and custom made clothing including both children and adult’s attire. You can review 19th century store ledgers, period fashion magazines and fashion plates, store advertisements and more in this exhibition which documents the region’s economic and cultural development as evidenced by its changing fashions.