Trumbull Library hosts 'Downton Abbey: Fashion and Social Change'

On Thursday, June 11, at 6:30 p.m., the Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St., will host Downton Abbey: Fashion and Social Change, presented by Susan J. Jerome, Collections Manager at the University of Rhode Island Historic Textile and Costume Collection.

The program explores the many changes that occurred throughout the time period depicted in the television program Downton Abbey and how these changes influenced fashion. The presentation will examine social, technological, and political changes of the early 20th century reflected in the notable evolution of women’s and men’s clothing.

This presentation will look back at what was fashionable — real or otherwise, including a look at some of the influential designers and other persons involved in the years of the first five seasons of Downton Abbey.

Jerome is a member of the Costume Society of America, The Textile Society of America, and is on the Board of Directors at Avery Copp House Museum in Groton.

The program is free and open to the public. Register online at or call 203-452-5197.