Jennifer's "Fashionable Women of the Arizona Territory" at the Sharlot Hall Museum
The Barrington House Educational Center offers programs, lectures and workshops for advanced learning in the details of women’s lives during the Victorian and Edwardian periods (1837-1919) through examination of original period periodicals, diaries, photographs and an extensive clothing collection.
Understanding women’s fashions of the time period can be a first step in understanding the Victorian and Edwardian women.
Whether you are merely curious about the time period, interested in history or creating a Victorian costume, our workshops will provide you with a peak into the delightful fashions and lifestyles of the heroic women that came before us in history.
In addition to thousands of authentic women’s ensembles, accessories and undergarments, The Barrington House library has more than 250 volumes of authentic period periodicals focused on women’s issues, dating from 1831 to 1912. We have nearly every volume published by Godey’s Lady’s Book, Peterson’s Magazine and others. By inspecting the information contained in the period periodicals that were popular with the women of the Victorian and Edwardian periods, we will learn from the exact materials that influenced them and have a better understanding of how the ladies of these periods were influenced.
Our workshops are intended to create a pleasant environment in which a congenial group of ladies with a common interest can enjoy each other’s companionship while exploring the amazing world of fashion and daily life during the Victorian and Edwardian periods.
Available Workshops and Programs:
Sunday Study Workshops
Women’s Fashions of the Victorian Period 1837-1901 – The Basics