Fashion After Dark
On view through June 30, 2024
Western Reserve Historical Society/Cleveland History Center
“Fashion After Dark” simulates the atmosphere of an evening on Euclid Avenue near the end of the 19th century with immersive lighting and sound. Using the Hay-McKinney Mansion’s period rooms and bulbs that mimic gaslight and early electricity, vignettes of dressing, dining, entertaining, and household service will populate the home.
The Hay-McKinney Mansion (1911) is the only fully restored house of its kind open to the public in Cleveland. Fashion and period rooms work together to create a storybook atmosphere, transporting visitors back in time. In addition to luxurious interiors, the preserved servants’ spaces offer a look into working life “downstairs.”
Find out more here: https://www.wrhs.org/fashion-after-dark/
[Image: Above Left to Right: Gold silk taffeta gown, ca. 1865. Worn by Kate Smith Hanna (1843-1919). Estate of Mr. and Mrs. Coburn Haskell 47.836; Scarlet and gold silk satin and brocade gown, ca. 1883. Worn by Annie Otis Sanders (1855-1933). Gift of Harold T. Clark 46.812; Black and gold silk dress, ca. 1917. Fox, New York. Probably worn by Louise Harkness Ingalls (1898-1978) Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David Ingalls 89.94.16]