Indulge Your Victorian Fantasies at the End of Summer White Party, Featuring a Steampunk Fashion Show by RC Moore for the Unique Individual

Jul 30th, 2015Press Release from Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites

BETHLEHEM, PA – Looking for a way to celebrate Steampunk in style? Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites is excited to announce the End of Summer White Party at Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts on Thursday, August 20, from 6-9 p.m. Indulge your Victorian fantasies and enter into a world of romance and fiction with the invigorating backdrop of the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts landscape garden.


The evening begins with a cool lounge feel, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres, then moves into the Steampunk fashion show and story, featuring 24 original handmade Victorian embellished costumes by RC Moore for the Unique Individual. Amateur brewer, Kerrigan Brew, will create custom blended hops including Mojito Ale, Oatmeal Stout, and Pale Ale beer.

RC Moore for the Unique Individual is the largest supplier of vintage clothing in the Lehigh Valley. The owner of RC Moore for the Unique Individual, Rose Ellen, creates and manufactures one-of-a-kind, hats, fascinators, clothing, jewelry, accessories, and Steampunk items.


Rose Ellen has created a personal story to describe the intricate costumed characters while on the runway. Featured fantasy personalities include Delva, the beautiful daughter who was locked away in a tower on the edge of the sea; Eula, who was shut away in a small cave-like house on the side of a cliff; Vlad, who was kept in the basement of their home where it was dark and cold; and Lady Cuthbert, who was the evil and demented mother of these children.


Tickets are $75 for members of Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites or $85 for non-members. Admission includes an evening of hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine selections, and a private showing from the best the Valley has to offer in fashion and accessories. Reservations can be placed by calling Linda Seifert at 610-882-0450 ext. 10 or reserve online at White or Steampunk attire is encouraged.

Historic Bethlehem is a not-for-profit institution that brings to life three centuries of American history. Historic Bethlehem tells the story of a small town of great influence, home to some of our nation’s earliest settlers, to America’s first municipal water pumping system, and to one of the world’s greatest industrial companies. Historic Bethlehem is located in Eastern Pennsylvania, only a 1.5 hour drive from Philadelphia to the north and 2 hours west of New York City. Historic Bethlehem is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and is distinguished as a National Historic Landmark District for Historic Moravian Bethlehem. For more information please call 1-800-360-TOUR or visit


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