Our local museum is constantly offering amazing local history to the public. With a variety of exhibits, new displays at the museum, and a fantastic curator, we love going. Coming up next month, they have something to stir the imagination……an Underwear and Unmentionables exhibit! Here’s what they have to say about it:
The Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum is proud to present our latest exhibit, “Underwear and Unmentionables” … the history of things not always seen or talked about ….
What did women wear under their clothing to achieve the popular shape of the day? How on earth did they use the toilet while wearing bustles, hoops and crinolines? And why is there so little men’s underwear in museum collections?
Although extensive, our collection of undergarments is by no means complete. We are not presenting an entire history of women’s underwear, but we are proudly showing off what we’ve got!
While we are uncovering history, can we mention a few “unmentionable” topics? Our exhibit will include an interesting look at how sex education, feminine products, birth control, and childbirth have changed through the years.
Visit your local Museum and see just what the folks of Carleton Place were covering up all these years!
Exhibit Opens Tuesday February 6th and continues until May 4, 2018
The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.
Admission is by donation. Thank you.
You should definitely try to make it if you’re looking for something interesting to do on one of these snowy days (because lets face it, winter isn’t anywhere near done with us yet). Click on the link to get to their Facebook page for more information. You won’t want to miss this one!