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FLINT (AP/WWJ) - An exhibit at a Flint museum is taking a peek under clothes worn in the 19th century.

Whaley Historic House Museum on Saturdays will showcase “Shh! Let’s Talk About Those Unmentionables,” an exhibit that tracks the evolution of undergarments.

The Flint Journal reports that visitors to the exhibit will learn about underwear that children put on their dolls, controversies over corsets and how different the process of getting dressed was for Americans during that time period.

There will be a children’s activity, a timeline of undergarments, and many pieces on display throughout the house.

Exhibit dates are Saturday, July 19 10 a.m.  – 4 p.m.  (during the  “Be A Tourist in Your Town” event); Saturday, July 26 10 a.m. –  1 p.m.;
Saturday, Aug. 2, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; and Saturday, Aug. 16 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  The exhibit also will be open on July 26, Aug. 2, and Aug. 16 during regular museum tour hours. Appointments can also be made for weekday tours.

Admission is $5 for adults age 16 and over, $3 for youth ages 6 to 15. Children age 5 and younger get in free.

The museum is located at 624 E. Kearsley St. in Flint. Call 810-471-4714  for more information or visit the Whaley House website at this link.

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