Genealogy workshop to be held at library
August 30, 2013 10:50 AM

The Indiana Free Library and the Indiana County Historical and Genealogical Society are working together to present two new programs this fall at the library.

A five-week genealogy workshop will begin Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon.

On Sept. 16, “100 years of Fashion” will be presented at 7 p.m.

Hosted by Nikki Cravotta of the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County, the genealogy workshop will explore how to get started studying your family’s history, organizing your materials, what sources are available both online and in print, documenting material and more. Classes will be held in the community room. Space is limited and registration is required.

“100 Years of Fashion” will look at the fashion trends that penetrated the far reaches of western Pennsylvania between 850 and 1950.

Katie Gaudreau, public historian with the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County, will present a program showing pieces from the Society’s historic clothing collection.

Gowns, undergarments, and accessories, along with photographs, will document that Indiana County women had access to fashionable items despite their relatively remote location.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for a question-and-answer period; the program begins at 7.

This program is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about historic textiles and clothing.

For more information about these and other programs at the library, check the Web site at www.indi anafreelibrary.org or call (724) 465-8841.

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