Pittsfield: Arrowhead to exhibit Gilded Age gowns

Friday January 25, 2013

The Berkshire Historical Society at Arrowhead will offer a glimpse of Pittsfield’s Gilded Age with an exhibit of fashions and photographs from Tor Court’s Kimball-Salisbury family.

"The Kimball-Salisburys: From Chicago to Tor Court 1890 - 1930" will be open from Feb. 10 to March 31 at Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road. Hours are Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The exhibit highlights the gowns worn by four different Kimball women, all of whom spent summers at Tor Court, one of the Berkshire "Cottages" in Pittsfield. Worth of Paris designed one of the displayed gowns.

The gowns were donated to Berkshire Historical Society by Gay Gamage, great-niece of Evaline Kimball. Evaline and Warren Salisbury originally built Tor Court on Onota Lake in 1908.

The gowns will be accompanied by a selection of photographs of the property by Edwin Hale Lincoln. Patricia Purdy will curate the exhibit.

Information: (413) 442-1793 or visit www.mobydick.org.


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