Virtual Illustrated Talk – Caring for your Family Heirloom Textiles


Virtual Illustrated Talk – Caring for your Family Heirloom Textiles

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Textiles and cherished garments often form a part of a family’s treasured memories, but how to take care of them? Join the Friends of Fort Hunter for a free virtual lecture with Dr. Karin Bohleke, to discuss some of the problems associated with preserving textiles, as well as provide tips for preserving them for future generations.


Dr. Karin J. Bohleke is the director of the Fashion Archives and Museum of Shippensburg University. She holds a Ph.D. in French language and literature from Yale University, and she periodically teaches French at Shippensburg. She has presented her continuing research at conferences as well as published in Dress, The Daguerreian Annual, American Periodicals, Civil War Historian, Costume and Piecework. Her research interests focus on the nineteenth century and include fashion, early photography, pre-Tutankhamun Egyptomania fashions for women, the dissemination of French fashions in the United States, and women’s travel accounts of journeys to Egypt. Her current research projects involve the study of clothing in nineteenth-century photos of African Americans, both enslaved and free, as well as the use of fashion in early sixteenth-century Reformation pamphlets and women’s portraits.

Click here to register for the free virtual lecture, an email with instructions on how to view the lecture will be sent to you a few days prior to March 24.