Virtual Classes & Programs

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Looking for a way to learn something new from the comfort of home? Try a virtual class or attend a virtual program offering from GCV&M! 

2023 Virtual Lecture Series

Introduction to 19th-Century Fashion

This curator-led series offers beginner students an introductory overview of 19th-century Western fashions for men, women, and children. Each 2-hour module covers roughly 4 decades, beginning in the 1790s and ending just before WWI. Graduates of this complete course will be able to visually identify specific 19th-century fashion eras with their associated silhouettes. This course will educate students on 19th-century garment terminology, the structures and components of clothing, social traditions of dress, and the mechanics behind how 19th-century fashion and garments were created. 

Session 1: 1800 – 1839 
Saturday, July 8 | 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. 
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Session 2: 1840 – 1869 
Saturday, September 23 | 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. 

Session 3: 1870 – 1900 
Friday, December 8 | 12 – 2 p.m. 

Fall Lecture Series: 18th & 19th-Century American Fashions (Virtual access)

Saturday, November 4 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Genesee Country Village & Museum is excited to now offer virtual access to our our Fall 2023 Lecture Series: “18th & 19th-Century American Fashions.” This day of lectures features four exciting presenters, including Brandon W. Brooks, Curator of the John L. Wehle Gallery, Michael Galban, Historic Site Manager of Ganondagan State Historic Site and the curator of the Seneca Art & Culture Center, Cheyney McKnight, Manager of Living History at New-York Historical Society and owner of Not Your Momma’s History, and keynote speaker Susan W. Greene.