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Costume Society of America Midwest Region Annual Meeting & Symposium, The Midwest on Stage and Screen, Madison, Wisconsin, October 22-24, 2014, includes visits to the Helen Allen Louise Textile Collection, Wisconsin Veterans Museum, Wisconsin Historical Museum, and Ten Chimneys, the historical home of Broadway stars Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne


2015 CSA Midwest Symposium Schedule

THURSDAY, October 22
Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, University of Wisconsin

4:45-5:30       Shuttles to HLATC  (Limited paid parking available)
5:00-6:30      Reception sponsored by Wisconsin Historical Society
                        Visit the collection’s new facility and exhibition gallery
6:00-6:45      Shuttles to Hotels
7:30                Regional Board Meeting, Location TBD
Dinner on your own

FRIDAY, October 23
Wisconsin Veterans Museum, Education Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

Breakfast on your own
9:00-9:15       Welcome

9:15-10:00     Featured Speaker:  Designers of Distinction at WCFTR:  Edith Head, Dorothy Jeakins, and David Ffolkes, Mary Huelsbeck, Wisconsin Center for Film and Theatre Research

10:00-10:20  ‘Pops, can I have $14 for a dress like Joan Crawford wears?’: 1930s and 1940s Hollywood Fashions Sold in Midwestern Department Stores, Thomas P. Gates, Kent State University

10:20-10:40  Finding Sophie Wachner’s Voice:  Uncovering the History of a Silent Film Costume Designer, Marlise Schoeny and Gayle Strege, Ohio State University Historic Costume and Textiles Collection

10:40-11:00   Break with refreshments

11:00-11:45    Keynote Speaker:  Indianapolis Style:  Costuming Booth Tarkington’s Magnificent Ambersons for Regional Theater, Gail Brassard, Department of Theatre and Drama, University of Wisconsin 

11:45-1:15       BOX LUNCH

1:15-1:35         Little House and the Prairie Inspired Fashion of the 1970s & 1980s, Dr. Kathyrn Reiley and Dr. Jean McElvain, University of Minnesota

1:35-1:55        Belles of the Ball:  Sports and the Portrayal of Femininity in the All-      American Girls’ Professional Baseball League Uniform, Andrea Melvin, Grand Rapids Public Museum

1:55-2:15        Depictions of Dress in The Wheelwoman, 1896-1899, Caitlin Starr Cohn, University of Minnesota

2:15-2:30       Break

2:30-4:45       Tours of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum storage, archives, and galleries

5:00-6:00      Happy Hour (beer and wine cash bar) and chance to see Wisconsin Goes                          Hollywood exhibit

6:00-7:00      Dinner
7:00-8:00      Annual Meeting

8:30                Regional Board Meeting, Location TBD

SATURDAY, October 24, 2015
Ten Chimneys, Genesee Depot

Breakfast on your own
8:45-9:00      Board bus to Ten Chimneys, Genesee Depot
9:00-10:00    Travel to Ten Chimneys, Historic Home of Broadway stars Alfred Lunt and                    Lynn Fontanne
10:00-10:30  Break with refreshments
10:00-4:30    Silent Auction

10:30-10:50  Reviving Randa:  The Contemporary Significance of a Oaxacan Folk Dress Tradition, Carolyn Jenkinsen, University of Wisconsin

10:50-11:10    Cultural Identity Development in Museum Spaces:  Investigating the Use of Reproduction Costume and Personal Communication Devices in Museum Education, Stephanie Huolt, University of Alberta

11:10-11:30    Lincoln’s Zsa Zsa:  Nebraska’s Postwar Custom Dressmaker Ilona Dorenter Berk, Kylin Jensen, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

11:30-12:00   Featured Speaker:  Lynn Fontanne:  Best Dressed Woman on Broadway, Elizabeth Gaston

12:15-1:15       BOX LUNCH

1:30-4:45       Tours of Ten Chimneys, tour exhibits on own, view silent auction

4:45-5:00       Board bus

5:00-6:00      Return to Madison, refreshments served on bus

Dinner on Your Own

 

Lodging Information

Rooms have been reserved at two hotels.

Hyatt Place
333 W. Washington Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin

Two and half blocks off the Capitol Square; in short walking distance of restaurants, Madison’s famous State Street, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, and the Wisconsin Historical Museum

To make reservation:  800-592-9809 or http://madisondowntown.place.hyatt.com/msnzdgcost2015
If calling must mention “Costume Society of America.”
Reserve by the end of the day SEPTEMBER 22nd.

$175 per night, includes a hot breakfast
$10 per night for parking

 

Sheraton Madison Hotel
706 John Nolen Drive
Madison, Wisconsin

Just off Highway 12/18 (known locally as the Beltline) and 2.4 miles from the Capitol Square; scheduled shuttle service to downtown available

To make a reservation:  800-325-3535 or https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1507316993&key=31CCEE4B
If calling must mention “Costume Society of America.”
Reserve by the end of the day SEPTEMBER 22nd.

$129 per night, must book TWO nights for this rate


Cancellation policy

Cancellations must be made in writing and received by October 9, 2015. Only 75% of the fee will be refunded.

Location

Wisconsin Historical Society 30 N. Carroll Street, Madison, Wisconsin, 53706, United States Get Directions

Organizer

Any questions contact Leslie Bellais, Wisconsin Historical Society, at 608-264-6551 or leslie.bellais@wisconsinhistory.org

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