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Dress, two pieces, circa 1896. Voided velvet, black chiffon, purple. Striking voided velvet pattern with pomegranate design. Skirt is ribbed silk and bodice has gathered black chiffon cuffs, puffed sleeves, and pigeon breasted-blouse front that would persist in popularity into the early 1900s. Via Chester County (PA) Historical Society.

Dress, two pieces, circa 1896. Voided velvet, black chiffon, purple. Striking voided velvet pattern with pomegranate design. Skirt is ribbed silk and bodice has gathered black chiffon cuffs, puffed sleeves, and pigeon breasted-blouse front that would persist in popularity into the early 1900s. Via Chester County (PA) Historical Society.

The Bug Light Kite Festival is hosted by the South Portland Historical Society.

This Incredible Kite Festival In Maine Is A Must-See

The Bug Light Kite Festival is hosted by the South Portland Historical Society.

Iowa History Museum has an exhibit about the history of cycling in Iowa...whole family would enjoy that. Bailey and I can get our geek on here.

Iowa History Museum has an exhibit about the history of cycling in Iowa...whole family would enjoy that. Bailey and I can get our geek on here.

Head to Annapolis March 21 to celebrate Maryland Day! Event sponsored by the Maryland Historical Society

Head to Annapolis March 21 to celebrate Maryland Day! Event sponsored by the Maryland Historical Society

Photograph of ladies at tea, 1880s, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society ”

Photograph of ladies at tea, 1880s, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society ”

Dress belonging to Margaret Usher, wife of John Usher, Lincoln's Secretary of the Interior. It had day and evening bodices. Kansas Historical Society and KHS via momtopiglet/ photobucket

Dress belonging to Margaret Usher, wife of John Usher, Lincoln's Secretary of the Interior. It had day and evening bodices. Kansas Historical Society and KHS via momtopiglet/ photobucket

Reception gown, Jane E. Turner, New York, 1877. Two-piece dress of claret-colored velvet and taffeta with bustle and train. Self-covered buttons at center front with detail embroidery. Asymmetrically trimmed with draped swags, knotted cotton fringe and self-fabric bows. Hand- and machine-sewn. Miss Turner charged the client $128.33 for the dress, which she wore at a White House reception. Minnesota Historical Society

Reception gown, Jane E. Turner, New York, 1877. Two-piece dress of claret-colored velvet and taffeta with bustle and train. Self-covered buttons at center front with detail embroidery. Asymmetrically trimmed with draped swags, knotted cotton fringe and self-fabric bows. Hand- and machine-sewn. Miss Turner charged the client $128.33 for the dress, which she wore at a White House reception. Minnesota Historical Society

TimeOut says. ",,,this institution gives a comprehensive look at the New York of yesteryear. Exhibits here are wide-ranging, covering all aspects of city life,,, the museum’s permanent holdings—many of which are on view in the open-storage galleries on its fourth floor—offer a glimpse into quotidian urban living",http://www.timeout.com/newyork/attractions-days-out/new-york-attractions?intcid=leader

TimeOut says. ",,,this institution gives a comprehensive look at the New York of yesteryear. Exhibits here are wide-ranging, covering all aspects of city life,,, the museum’s permanent holdings—many of which are on view in the open-storage galleries on its fourth floor—offer a glimpse into quotidian urban living",http://www.timeout.com/newyork/attractions-days-out/new-york-attractions?intcid=leader

Pink wool suit, 1906. Two pieces, trimmed with pink ribbon and lace. Made by dressmaker Julia Tomasek, St. Paul, Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society Collections.

Pink wool suit, 1906. Two pieces, trimmed with pink ribbon and lace. Made by dressmaker Julia Tomasek, St. Paul, Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society Collections.

J. G. McCrory Co. 209 West Lexington Street, Baltimore, Maryland. ca. 1920.  Hughes Company, 8 x 10 inch glass negative, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Maryland Historical Society  MC6865.

J. G. McCrory Co. 209 West Lexington Street, Baltimore, Maryland. ca. 1920. Hughes Company, 8 x 10 inch glass negative, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Maryland Historical Society MC6865.

Visiting the Greene County Historical Society in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania - http://uncoveringpa.com/visiting-greene-county-historical-society-museum

Greene County Historical Society Museum: One of the Largest and Best Historical Society Museums in PA

Visiting the Greene County Historical Society in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania - http://uncoveringpa.com/visiting-greene-county-historical-society-museum

The Oklahoma Historical Society and the Oklahoma Secretary of State’s Office has partnered to digitize and index Oklahoma and Indian Territories incorporation records.

The Oklahoma Historical Society and the Oklahoma Secretary of State’s Office has partnered to digitize and index Oklahoma and Indian Territories incorporation records.