Sunday, October 30, 2011

Kent State University: Civil War Fashions

This weekend I had the good fortune to see Kent State University's exhibit of Civil War era fashions, On the Homefront: Civil War Fashions and Domestic Life. Our three year wedding anniversary was on October 18th, and we finally found time to break away from schoolwork this weekend to celebrate with a trip to nearby Ohio.

Vince did all the research and planning for the trip, so I was totally surprised and thrilled to be able to see the originals on display at Kent State.

The original dresses on display were fabulous! All in amazing condition, made of exquisite fabrics, and very beautifully constructed. Stunning works of art. And so inspiring.

The exhibit will be on display until August 26th, 2012 and is a must see exhibit.

If you don't have the opportunity to visit Ohio, be sure to check out their online collections which include many images of the originals in the exhibit.

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  1. Happy belated anniversary!

  2. I love Kent State's costume and clothing exhibits. During my costume design class we took a field trip and I swear I could spend hours just wandering the exhibits over and over. Thank you for sharing. I should definitely plan to go back to see this!

    And Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful trip!