Norfolk, VA, June 24, 2020– The Hunter House Victorian Museum invites the public to view its new exhibit highlighting the long road to the ratification of the 19th amendment. Visitors can view the exhibit, From Corsets to Crinoline: Unmentionables and the Road to Women’s Suffrage, from July 1st to September 5th. The exhibit illustrates the changes in women’s undergarments as they correspond with social reform and women’s rights. Items on display include original Hunter Family garments as well as loans from the Hermitage Museums and Gardens, the Little Theater of Norfolk, the Hill House Museum, and the personal collections of Billie Earnest, Anna Barbay, and Gloria Eatroff.
Due to Covid-19, tours are available by reservation only. Tours can be schedules Wednesday- Saturday at 11 am, 1 pm, or 3 pm. Please call ahead to reserve your spot. More detailed information on our health and safety procedures can be obtained by calling the museum or viewing the museum’s website www.hunterhousemuseum.org. Information on these restrictions will be updated as we move into new phases per the Governor’s orders.