Connie Phillips

The Taber Museum hosted Connie Phillips at its Coffee Hour on Thursday, December 9, 2021. She presented a fascinating talk on Victorian ladies’ costume (c. 1830-1901). The talk was illustrated with fashion/magazine plates and original outfits, emphasizing the changes of style that spanned 61 years, during the reign of Queen Victoria. Sixty people were in the audience.

The talk was proceeded by musical selections with a Christmas theme presented by the Williamsport Music Club.

The outfits which were on display were from Connie’s personal collection. A number of them are ladies’ clothing deaccessioned from museums and historical societies throughout the country.

This final lecture in the 2021 Lecture Series was underwritten by the Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts. As this will be the last year the Woodcock Foundation is active in granting monies for programs such as this, the Taber Museum acknowledges the Foundation's great help in funding many fine years of the Lecture Series.