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"The Rise and Fall of Ladies' Underwear" Topic of October 17 AAUW Meeting

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AAUW - Waukegan Area Branch

A novel presentation about the history of women's unmentionables throughout the decades will be given on Tuesday, October 17 as Elizabeth Carlson, a lecturer and costumed historian, will be the featured speaker of the monthly meeting for the Waukegan Area Branch of the American Association of University Women.

The meeting, rescheduled from October 10, begins at 7 p.m. at the Gurnee police department community room.

The presentation, which includes a display of some delicate pieces, will unveil some myths about women's underwear throughout the decades. Meetings are open to the public and membership to AAUW is open to anyone with an associate's degree or higher.

A founding group for the Lake County Women's Coalition, the AAUW Waukegan chapter is a nonpartisan, nonprofit group that empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. One of 1,000 local chapters across the country, the AAUW was organized in 1928 and it represents all communities in northeast Lake County, Illinois.

To learn more about AAUW, go to To contact the Waukegan Area Branch, email

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