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"Fast Fashion and Cookie Cutter Homes"

Ewing Manor, September 29, 6 pm to 7:45 pm.
Matt and Elisabeth Reed

Please join The Old House Society for an evening of architecture and fashion at the Ewing Manor! Architect Matt Reed and his wife Fashion Design Associate Professor Elisabeth Reed will present a talk on trends in fashion and architecture over the years. The lecture will compare the relationship between craftsmanship in clothing to craftsmanship in homes, and how society is trending back towards simplicity and sustainability.

The lecture will contain:

  • a brief history of fashion consumption over the last 100 years
  • the relationship between our fast fashion consumption habits to cookie cutter homes (including materials, use of space, and construction details)
  • how the pendulum is swinging back towards simplifying & becoming a more mindful consumer (tiny house movement, capsule wardrobes)
  • how living in an older home is a very sustainable way of life

Vintage clothing pieces from the collection of Hazle Buck Ewing will be on display during and after the lecture. Guests may tour the Manor after the lecture, where docents will be available to answer questions about the home and family.

This is a free event, open to the public. Parking is available south of Ewing Manor at St. John's Lutheran Church (1617 Emerson Street, Bloomington). From the church parking lot, use the pedestrian walk to cross Towanda to Ewing Manor, and enter the home at the south central entry. Signs will be present to direct you to the entrance.

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Sign up for free historic preservation program

Attention Old House owners and preservers: Check out this free education opportunity with the National Alliance for Preservation Commissions’ signature training program, CAMP®.

CAMP® is designed to provide continuing education and support to local design review commissions and Main Street organizations, their staff and partners, such as neighborhood organizations, local and statewide non-profits, community leaders and public officials.

The program is Saturday, Sept. 9 at the McLean County Museum of History. The day-long training event is free for the first 40 attendees. Sessions include "Legal Basic and Ethics of Historic Preservation" and "Appropriate Use of Modern / Alternative Materials."

For more details and to register click on the following link to the event.

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