Unlacing the Victorian Woman!

By Diane Hasili
The Newcomers Club of the YWCA Princeton will present “Unlacing the Victorian Woman” on Friday, April 13 at 1:00 pm. The public is invited to this admission-free event located at the YWCA Princeton, 59 Paul Robeson Place (at the corner of Route 206), in Princeton. An optional, buffet lunch is available for about $8 and may be purchased beginning at noon.
“Unlacing the Victorian Woman” will be presented by Barbara Meyer Darlin, a costume designer and historian. Ms. Darlin will display and wear outfits worn by a turn-of-the-century lady in a typical day. Also featured, will be ensembles representative of the day, complete with all the unmentionables. Attendees will learn about women’s day-to-day lives and their roles in Victorian society, traditional daily routines, social customs, and customary etiquette of the time.
This special presentation is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  For more information or to reserve a spot, please contact Maryanne at 609-838-1915.
Later in the month, a “Newcomers Club Social Coffee” will be held on Thursday, April 19, 9:30 to 11:30 am at the YWCA Princeton. The public is invited to attend whether they are new to the area or not. The group encourages women to meet new friends and provides opportunities to explore various interests, the community, and new people. The Social Coffee is a chance to relax and chat with others who also want to make new friends. The Newcomers Club’s members include women from all over the world, all ages, and all walks of life.