Before we got into the clothes we started by learning about a key piece of the collection.
|This is an edited version, go see the real one!|
We then headed upstairs to view the Properly Dressed exhibit. On exhibit are a number of interesting and rare pieces. There is a pencil drawing of Elizabeth "Betty" Dorn and her short gown. If I took my notes down correctly this is one of the rarest pieces in the collection. One of the oldest is the single wedding shoe.
The highlight of the tour was getting to pick three items from the exhibit and further exam them in the Discovery Room. We chose:
I'm sorry I didn't get a picture of this outfit with the jacket on.
|A lady's dress and warp|
We had a great time examining the pieces! To see all the pictures, including those of close up details and our members in costume see our Facebook Page.