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Keynote Lecture - April 6, 2013

Sheila Johnson presented Historic Unmentionables: The Evolution of the Woman's Undergarments during the Victoria Era


Sheila Johnson, Executive Director of Fanshawe Pioneer Village will present how undergarments changed the woman's shape throughout the Victorian age to achieve the strict dictates of the latest fashion.

Sheila Johnson has worked in the museum sector for the past 28 years, 18 of those as the Curator of the Woodstock Museum National Historic Site and the past ten as the Executive Director of Fanshawe Pioneer Village in London, Ontario. She is a history graduate of the University of Western Ontario and has just completed her Diploma in Cultural Resource Management from the University of Victoria in B.C.