Pittsfield: Gilded Age gowns presented in exhibit

Tuesday February 5, 2013

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

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.

Arrowhead will host this exhibit in three rooms on the first floor, showcasing the gowns donated to Berkshire Historical Society by Gay Gamage, great-niece of Evaline Kimball.

The 20 gowns date from the Victorian Gilded Age (1898) through the Edwardian Age to the Flapper Era of the 1920s. Worth of Paris designed one of the displayed gowns. The gowns will be accompanied by a selection of photographs of the property by Edwin Hale Lincoln.

The exhibit will be open Thursdays through Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., from Feb. 10 to March 31 at Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield.

The exhibit will have an opening benefit brunch on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Salisbury Estates Community House, 36 Salisbury Court. The cost of brunch attendance includes a ticket to the gown exhibit.

For more information on the brunch and to get tickets, call (413) 442-1793, ext. 10. For more information on the exhibit, visit www.mobydick.org.


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