This guest post was provided by Georgeanne Reuter, Executive Director of the Kelton House.

When: Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.

Always wanted to wear a hoop skirt and portray Scarlett O’Hara? Now is your chance. Lynda Kerr will present a lively look into a woman’s life in the era of the Civil Gallagher FacadeWar through costume and accessories. Lynda will unveil the secret of the layers of clothing worn by women during the era of the Civil War.

Closest to the skin were the drawers made of cotton, a chemise, and stockings held up with garters. The next layer featured the corset and a crinoline or hoop skirt. Next came the petticoat bodice or corset cover, followed by the bodice, skirt, belt and slippers. Then a shawl or jacket, accompanied by gloves, boots, parasol, and bonnet. Ladies would always carry a purse, handkerchief, fan and perhaps a watch pocket.

Lynda Kerr has been a re-enactor since 1995 when she saw her first Gettysburg re-enactment. She began to research period attire and to make costumes for family and friends, finally creating a business called the Colonel’s Lady Civil War Attire. She is a member of the Civil War Preservation Trust.


For reservations call 614-464-2022 or email

Throughout 2011, the Kelton House Museum & Garden will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War through a series of lectures and activities.

This program is made possible in part by the Ohio Humanities Council, a State Affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Kelton House is located just 20 minutes south of Dublin in downtown Columbus at 586 East Town Street. The Dublin CVB is proud to partner with this local historic treasure.