Category Exhibits

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Come See Us in Grand Rapids! 9/16/2016

Last March as a tie-in to our Up Cloche exhibit we put on an event called Dress Like a Flapper.  We used instructions created by Mary Brooks Picken, Director of Instruction at the the Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Science, to make a dress in under one hour in front of a live audience.  The event […]

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The Replacement Dress

The Up Cloche exhibition has been up since January and, in addition to many amazing hats, contains a few dresses from our collection. Recently, we became concerned about the condition of one. The dress is heavily decorated with beads and rhinestones, all on a base of 100-year-old silk charmeuse. Originally, the exhibition was supposed to […]

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Up Cloche Extended!

Great news everyone!  Up Cloche has been extended through October 31st 2016! More information on the exhibit and related events can be found on the MSU Museum website here.