Celebrate Queen Victoria’s Birthday

Victoria Day Tea Party at the Museum

Please join the St. Marys Museum in celebrating Victoria Day by attending its annual Victoria Day Tea Party on Sunday, May 22 from 1:30 to 4:00p.m. During this social afternoon the Museum will be offering visitors a delicious cup of tea and other refreshments, sweet treats and an assortment of activities and amusements. To coincide with the Victoria Day Tea Party, the Museum will be opening a new exhibit, “The Little Black Dress”, highlighting nine decades of little black dresses. Historians and fashion gurus alike attribute the invention of the little black dress in 1926 to well know fashion icon Coco Chanel. First appearing in Vogue Magazine, Coco Chanel’s little black dress exemplified the new fashions of the 1920s. The little black dress had a knee length, dropped waist skirt with long sleeves and a slashed neck design. The only embellishments to the dress came from pin tucks running diagonally down the top and skirt, and around the waist. While black dresses would have primarily been worn during mourning in the Victorian era, this exhibit is all about celebrating women’s fashion! In celebration of The Little Black Dress exhibit opening, visitors are encouraged to wear their favourite little black dress to the event! Join us on Sunday, May 22 from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. for specialty teas and refreshments, children’s crafts and activities for the entire family. Admission is free.

For more information about the Victoria Day Tea Party or the Museum’s summer events and exhibit schedule, please call 519-284-3556 or email museum@town.stmarys.on.ca

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