Program explores history of bling

DeKALB – The Ellwood House Museum, 509 N. First St. in DeKalb, will host “All That Glitters,” a presentation by former DeKalb resident and museum professional Ann L. Koski. The presentation will be delivered at 2 p.m. March 24 in the Ellwood House Visitor Center.

It was during the reign of Queen Victoria that jewelry became affordable for almost everyone. The queen herself loved jewelry and set the styles for much of her long life. "All That Glitters" will take an illustrated romp through 100-plus years of costume jewelry styles from the 1830s to the 1970s. Learn why snakes were so popular in jewelry or why black jewelry became the vogue in the 1860s. See how jewelry styles changed as clothing styles did. These topics and more will be covered in this one-hour program.

RSVP to the Ellwood House Museum at 815-756-4609 or e-mail

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