Fashioning History: Clothing & Society – NEW SESSION SPRING 2017

A Lecture Series by Joseph Hisey


Join us for an insightful, informative series that looks at the effect of textiles and clothing on the development of western society.

Beginning in the late medieval period, lecturer Joseph Hisey will lead us through a 500-year survey of the socio-economic and political aspects of cloth and its expression through personal identity and dress. His presentations are enlightening, revealing and witty.

Sunday Afternoons 1:30—3:30
March 5 to April 30 (no session on April 16, Easter weekend)

$10 per session
$70 for the full series of 8 sessions
(HST not included)
Includes admission to the Museum and all exhibits

To register, contact Kayla Droog, Manager of Education & Public Programs by  or call 519-393-5315.

Seating is limited to 45.

Weekly Lectures:

Week 1:  It’s a Small World: Commerce & Dress in the Middle Ages
March 5

Week 2: Stuff & Nonsense: Conspicuous Consumption during the Renaissance
March 12

Week 3: Fashion Rules: Authority and Dress
March 19

Week 4: Through the Looking Glass: The Importance of Being Female
March 26

Week 5:  Fashion Victims: A Revolution in Fashion Politics & Fashion at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette
April 2

Week 6: Victorian Industrialism, the Nouveau Riche & the Birth of Couture
April 9 

Week 7:  Simply Shocking: The Roaring Twenties & Those Bright Young Things
April 23

Week 8: Aftermath: Youth & the Next Generation
April 30

For more information about the session topics, check out the Fashioning History-Course Outline.

About Joseph Hisey:

Joseph pic2Joseph Hisey has lectured on fashion and design at Sheridan Institute of Design and Technology, and at Fanshawe College. He is a member of the advisory board of the Fashion History Museum, Past Chair of the Costume Society of Ontario and a regular contributor to their publication, “Costume Journal”. He organizes tours on fashion and textiles, including “behind the scenes” tours to some of England’s great museums, and is a serious collector of vintage and antique clothing.



Innkeepers’ Dinner

April 22 is the date and Knox Church is the venue for this, our 15th annual Innkeepers’ Dinner – the signature fundraiser for the Stratford Perth Museum.

Great Perth County food, wonderful entertainment and an exciting auction that includes both silent and live items. We are limited to 180 tickets and this event sells out every year!

Tickets are still $120 and that includes dinner and a tax receipt for $100.

To get your tickets on line follow this link — tickets

You can also purchase tickets at the Stratford Perth Museum or call us at 519-393-5311