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3 pm. Lynne Zacek Bassett is an independent scholar specializing in New England's historic costume and textiles. From 1995-2000 she was the curator of textiles and fine arts at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, MA. Since going independent, Lynne has undertaken a number of large projects. Her exhibition and catalogue at the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, CT, "Modesty Died When Clothes Were Born: Costume in the Life and Literature of Mark Twain" (2004) won the Costume Society of America's Richard Martin Award for Excellence. Since 2007, Lynne has been the guest curator for costume and textiles at the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art in Hartford Connecticut, in which capacity she has curated seven exhibitions. Currently open is her largest project yet, an exhibition and catalogue, Gothic to Goth: Romantic Era Fashion & Its Legacy, which has been enthusiastically reviewed by the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.