Norfolk Historical Society 

Wardrobe for a Belle: Fashion in the era of Susan Wheeler

  • Wednesday, December 10, 2014
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • MacArthur Memorial Visitor Center Theater


Susan Wheeler Decatur (1776-1860), circa 1803, attributed to Gilbert Stuart, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Machold, Georgetown University Archives.

The early 19th century was a time of social and political upheaval and this change was reflected in the clothing that high society women--such as Norfolk belle Susan Wheeler--wore.  Join Stacy Weissner and Heather Hufton, of the Regency Society of Virginia, as they take you on a journey through the many layers of the wardrobe of a lady of fashion during this remarkable era. 

Address: P.O. Box 6367, Norfolk, VA  23508-0367

Phone: (757) 640-1720


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