Pioneers and Petticoats

See how undergarments change in shape and design to meet the needs of the changing fashions over these 100 years.

Spanning approximately 100 years, this presentation focuses on unmentionables such as corsets, collapsible bustles and crinoline frames which were all part of a woman’s wardrobe to enhance and alter the shape of the wearer. A vast number of beautiful petticoats were also used to create a specific shape.. Appreciate the workmanship that has gone into items where were made specifically to be seen only by the most intimate acquaintances. This Cavalcade presentation is a themed talk and includes examples from the collection with commentary and anecdotes during the talk. Items are carried amongst the audience, allowing a close look at pieces from the collection.


Adult: $45.00
Members: $40.00
Non Members: $45.00


02 4784 1974


37 Everglades Avenue
Leura 2780 NSW


October to February - 10am to 5pm
March to September - 10am to 4pm

Everglades will be closed on December 25th and 26th.
Tea Rooms Open 11am - 2:30pm
(As Christmas and the New Year period are a busy family time for our volunteers, we cannot guarantee that the Tea Rooms will be operating – please call in advance if you intend to eat)


Christmas Day and Boxing Day

(02) 4784 1938
Entry Fees:

Adult - $13
Concession - $8
Child - $4

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