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.
The event will be the fourth annual fundraiser for the Dr. Tricia Widner Johnson Scholarship Fund and 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 sequence at Illinois State until her death in 2011, was actively involved with the costume collection.
Apparel merchandising and design students will accompany each garment to describe the garment’s history and design details, while interior and environmental design students will be available to share details of the mansion’s Victorian design and furnishings. They will also display beautiful hand renderings of the David Davis Mansion interior and furnishings. Dietetic interns will prepare and serve light refreshments.
Tickets for the event are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased at The Garlic Press, Casey’s Garden Shop, Gigi Bottega, Retrofit Culture, Apricot Lane, and in the main office of the Department of Family Consumer Sciences in Turner Hall on the Illinois State campus.
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, after which time it will become an annual student scholarship.
For more information about the event, contact Jennifer Banning, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, at (309) 438-5960.