Vintage Chic: See Industrial Age garments at the William Benton Museum in Storrs

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Since as early as 1898, the University of Connecticut has been busy amassing, archiving and preserving historical garments, 50 of which (including this young woman's day dress from 1875) will be on display in the new exhibit at the Benton Museum (no, they aren't for sale).


Women of New England: Dress from the Industrial Age, 1850–1900, Jan. 17–March 11, opening reception Jan. 22, 2-4 p.m., free, William Benton Museum of Art, 245 Glenbrook Road, U-2140, Storrs, (860) 486-4520,

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