Clothing for women from the 1870s to the 1930s — what was visible and some layers that were not usually visible — is the subject of a new exhibit at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. The exhibit “Dressed for the Occasion” focuses on daily wear as well as clothing for special occasions like weddings, funerals, and baptisms. Undergarments are included, as well as hats, gloves and other accessories. Historically accurate photos will aid the presentation.
“The idea for this exhibit began as an underwear exhibit,” said Leah Tookey, the Museum’s History Curator. “As we searched our collection, and the collections of some of our sister museums in southern New Mexico, we found many beautiful dresses and artifacts that tell interesting stories about women’s lives during the late 19th and early 20th century. With all of these discoveries, the exhibit blossomed into this wonderful assemblage.”
The exhibit is currently on display through early 2019 at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum.
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Monday, August 1, 2018— 9:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Road
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88011