The popular PBS series, Downton Abbey, begins its third year with a season premiere on January 6. In season three, although the war is over, intrigue and excitement
continue to surround the beloved estate. Social changes of the 1920s become apparent at the Abbey, including changes in the way that the ladies of the estate dress.
On Tuesday, January 8th at 7:30 PM at the Fisher Schoolhouse, the Westwood Historical Society will host a special program on the Ladies of Downton Abbey. The program will feature speakers Jill Carrie and Lynn Blake. Jill Carey is an Associate Professor and Curator of the Lasell Fashion Collection at Lasell College. Carey’s teaching and research initiatives center on the relationship between dress and cultural understanding. Having traveled extensively, she has presented on various topics related to historic and contemporary fashion at a variety of New England academic institutions, corporations, and professional conferences. She recently installed a clothing
exhibit at WGBH in honor of costume design and character development related to Downton Abbey. Lynn Blake has a 30-plus year history in the apparel manufacturing industry. She has held key principle design positions for major manufacturers. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Costume Society of America.
Please join us for a unique insight into the evolving styles and trends of the ladies of Downton Abbey. The program is free of charge and open to the public. The Fisher
School is accessible to everyone in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please park along the Thurston Middle School driveway off Nahatan Street.