Saturday, March 5, 2011

Chula Vista Centennial Celebration News

Chula Vista's 100th Year Anniversary of incorporation of the city is in 2011. The Centennial website is at  Activities planned in the near future include:

Monday, March 7th and Tuesday March 8th: 6:30 p.m., Chula Vista High School Performing Arts Center: Chula Vista Centennial Concert. Chula Vista musicians and performers from the high schools and Southwestern, and local professionals come together to play music from each decade from 1911 through 2011.

Friday, March 19th, Noon to 4 p.m. At Otay Ranch Town Center: Centennial Rally with the Padres

Sunday, April 10th, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. At Petco Park: Chula Vista Centennial Day at the Padres. Families and friends will gather Sunday, April 10 for a 1:05 game. Tickets can be ordered through the Centennial website.

Saturday, April 30th, All day: Chula Vista Historic Homes Tour and Street Fair.

Centennial Book: A beautiful coffee table book has been prepared to cover the history of Chula Vista by historian and Chula Vista resident Steven Schoenherr. CVGS has organized a group order. Contact Janice Nevills.

There are two occasions in particular that CVGS members are encouraged to dress up. The first is the April 30 tour of the historical houses and street fair in Chula Vista. CVGS will have a booth at this street fair. Olive and Janice Nevills are working diligently with many members to present the history of CVGS and it’s members at this booth. This would be a great day to bring family or friends for a fun day in Chula Vista.

To prepare for the monthly events, CVGS members are reading the 1911 fashion magazines to understand how a woman may be correctly dressed for any occasion with a limited wardrobe. Everything depended on her judgment and taste.

Dress coats were short waisted for men and women. Dresses could be empire waist, light summer frocks or of the new semi-princess style with front closing, thus obviating the necessity of having assistance in dressing. The closings were hidden by front and back panels. These panels are made in one with the front and back gores of a six-gored skirt. In general men and women’s shirts were high necked, full sleeve, full of body. Two favorite blouses of the time were the pigeon-front blouses and the midriff shirt with sailor collar. For inspiration of the dress of the time, it is suggested to follow the fashions of the TITANIC era.

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