Apparently there is an entire group in New York City devoted to celebrating the 19th Century.
This weekend, the 19th Century Society is taking over the Greater Astoria Historical Society to revel in past pastimes and Victorian ladies’ undergarments. Yes, fashion historian Christine Scott will be on hand to demonstrate how to properly lace a corset and when to wear a hoop.
If anyone wants to head over to Brooklyn, there will be a workshop on Sunday where you can learn the Victorian martial art of Baritsu. The Times Ledger has an interesting article about the upcoming events, some of which will take place at the Greater Astoria Historical Society, at 35-20 Broadway, on the fourth floor at various times on Saturday.