Greenville Public Library to host program on Women’s war fashion


GREENVILLE — Hannah Linebaugh, Darke County Parks Naturalist, will present a program “Layers of History: Women’s Fashion During the War Between the States” on April 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Greenville Public Library.

“Join us for a revealing history about everything it took for a lady to get dressed in the 1860s,” said organizers. “Hannah will expose each layer and the specific purpose of the individual garments and tell us how the fabric content, print, weave, style, and cut all disclosed a woman’s class and age.”

Linebaugh will be dressed in a complete ensemble and have many other pieces as well as a Power Point. She is a member of The Ohio Valley Civil War Association which is made up of the 35th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, the 19th US Regular Infantry, the 1st Ohio Battery C Light Artillery, Birge’s Western Sharpshooter (the best US Signal Corp unit in the country), and the Civil War Civilians.

Linebaugh’s from Darke County, graduated from WSU in creative writing, and currently works as a naturalist educator at DCP. She has a passion for history and spends her free time researching, pattern drafting, and sewing historical clothing both for her living history hobby and for the Park District. She practices sustainable living and gardens, composts, home cans, home butchers, keeps poultry, and practices herbal medicine.

Reservations are not required but seating is limited so come early. Refreshments will be served.

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