South Charleston events: Walking tour, trick-or-treat, women’s fashion


(Posted Sept. 29, 2017)

The South Charleston Heritage Commission will hold a Historical Village Walking Tour for adults on Saturday, Oct. 21. This tour (a repeat of the June tours) will take approximately two hours and will present information about businesses and people in the village over its 200-year history. Participants will receive a booklet with pictures of businesses as they looked in the past. Walkers should meet at the DT&I Depot, 457 W. Mound St., at 2 p.m. Cost is $10.

The Heritage Commission will host Trick-or-Treating from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 29 at the restored log house directly behind the DT&I Depot. Children will get candy on the porch, then families can drink cider as they file through the building. This tradition allows children to see the building’s interior by flickering candle light, just as it would have looked when it was built.

The Heritage Commission also will host a presentation titled “Changes in Women’s Fashion, 1750 – 1880.” This will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Opera House on the second floor of Town Hall, 35 S. Chillicothe St. Leslie Arendt will present an informative and amusing timeline of American fashions from colonial days to the 1880s. She will explain the technological and economic forces that drove the fashion trends, looking at underclothes, day wear, ball gowns, and more. If you’ve ever wondered if corsets were comfortable, how to sit in a hoop skirt, what a bustle is actually used for, or if you’re trying to date a photograph by the clothing, this is a presentation you’ll enjoy and remember. Suggested donation is $10.
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