Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Fashion Archives and Museum - Shippensburg

A recent road trip took us to the Fashion Archives and Museum of Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, PA. The Fashion Archives has been in operation since 1980, but the museum, located in the newly remodeled Davis House on the college campus, opened in March of this year with their inaugural exhibit featuring Bridal Gowns through the centuries. 
The fashion library allows for study of all aspects of historic and contemporary dress. In addition, offering internship, work-study, and graduate opportunities, the Fashion Archives and Museum (FA&M) offers significant educational opportunities. Exhibits, programs, and publications available to the public provide a peek into the past.

The Bridal gown exhibit, titled "Walking the Aisle in the Latest Style: Wedding Fashions from the Eighteenth Century to Today" was well organized and well researched.
The gowns were assembled around the room advancing through the years. Descriptive cards included information about the bride, details about the gown, and other interesting tidbits.

This Roaring Twenties gown (to the right) was Angelica's favorite. The exhibit, with a nominal entrance fee of $5.00, is on display until mid-December. It will be packed away, and the museum will spend the next few months preparing for their next exhibit, opening in March. Can't visit in person? Check out their Facebook page.


Tabatha said...

Cool! That roaring twenties gown does have a certain something. Thanks for letting us know about this.

Marilyn Miller said...

Beautiful gowns!