The Illinois State University Department of Family and Consumer Sciences will present Fashion at the Mansion from 5–8 p.m. Saturday, October 17, at the David Davis Mansion in Bloomington. This event will be the fourth annual fundraiser for the Dr. Tricia Widner Johnson Scholarship Fund.
The event will feature an exhibition of garments from the Lois Jett Historic Costume Collection. Johnson, who was a faculty member in the apparel, merchandising, and design (AMD) sequence at Illinois State, was passionately involved with the costume collection. Apparel, merchandising, and design students will accompany each garment to describe the garment’s history and design details. Interior and Environment design students will be in each room to share details of the mansion’s Victorian design and furnishings. They will also display hand renderings of the David Davis Mansion interior and furnishings. Illinois State dietetic interns will prepare and serve light refreshments.
The Dr. Tricia Widner Johnson Scholarship Fund was created to honor Johnson’s memory after she died suddenly in 2011 at the age of 36. The fund is only $1,200 away from being endowed, at which time it will become an annual scholarship for an AMD student.
Tickets for the event are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, and $5 for students. Tickets can be bought at The Garlic Press in uptown Normal, Casey’s Garden Shop, Retrofit Culture, Gigi Bottega in downtown Bloomington, and the Turner Hall main office on Illinois State’s campus.
For questions or special accommodations, please contact Professor Jennifer Banning at (309) 438.5960. Please allow sufficient time to arrange accommodation.