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FASHION HISTORY MUSEUM

IN THE NEWS

February 11, 2024

What You Can Do at Ontario's Niche Museums - Fashion Through the Ages

At the modestly sized but well-curated Fashion History Museum in Cambridge, you’ll find 300 years of vintage frocks, couture gowns, hats and haberdashery, modern designs and more. The Toronto Star reports.

The Fashion History Museum in Cambridge, Ont. is asking the city, who owns its building, to forgive their debt, as the non-profit brings in tourism dollars. CTV News Kitchener reports.

FHM curatorial director, Jonathan Walford, and Rachel Behling (Community Outreach & Programming) present to Cambridge City Council. Watch the full presentation or read the transcript.

The Fashion History Museum in Hespeler reopened last week with a new exhibit featuring outfits made famous by actor, singer, and style icon, Cher. Cambridge Today reports.

As the only fashion history museum in Canada, FHM is set to reopen on December 1st since closing its doors due to the pandemic almost two years ago. Cambridge Today reports.

October 6, 2021

FROCK ON! Radio interview with Brian Bourke

FHM Curatorial Director Jonathan Walford sits down with Brian Bourke for 570 News FM to talk about the museum's newest exhibition, "Frock On!" 

FHM director and curator, Jonathan Walford, is interviewed and quoted by author, Isabel Stone for Chatelaine Magazine.

FHM director and curator, Jonathan Walford, is interviewed about "fashion rules" and quoted by author, Isabel Stone for the New York Times.

“Fashion stood nearly still from the fall of 1918 to the fall of 1920 with almost no changes in silhouette or novelty,” says Jonathan Walford. The Guardian reports.

Jonathan Walford is interviewed for CBC Radio about fashion in the post-COVID world.

Fashion industry panel discussion (featuring FHM curator, Jonathan Walford) on how 2020 will change fashion. CBC Gem interview starts as 11:28. 

Images courtesy of the Fashion History Museum, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.

Helping to ensure the longevity of the Fashion History Museum, the city has agreed to acquire the property at 74 Queen Street East, Cambridge for $1.2 million.

The tambour-beaded dress came to the museum from the world-renowned Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England.

Boasting an immense and eclectic collection of some 12,000 pieces, the Fashion History Museum shines the spotlight on histories and cultures of the world. Woolwich Observer reports.

May 14, 2019

CBC Radio One, Ontario Morning

FHM interview with Wei Chen for CBC Radio One.

One of the ways cultural resources such as museums, galleries and libraries serve their communities is by marking holidays and seasonal turnings. Waterloo Region Record reports.

In a former post office, located north of Cambridge, Ontario, is a little slice of fashion history. Elle Canada reports.

The Fashion History Museum in Hespeler is facing an uncertain future with the City of Cambridge reducing its funding in the coming years. CBC News reports.

A new exhibition at the Fashion History Museum showcase the best in Canadian Style from Mukluks to the "Canadian Tuxedo". CBC News reports.

Finding and borrowing items was the least of the challenges for the FHM's sesquicentennial-themed show, which explores national identity through dress. The Globe and Mail reports.

Finding and borrowing items was the least of the challenges for the FHM's sesquicentennial-themed show, which explores national identity through dress. Grand Magazine reports.

The fashion exhibition reflects the nation, tracing its evolution from dull colonial outpost to vibrant international player. Nuvo Magazine reports.

James Fowler, a fashion writer and former costumer, loans Ken doll collection to fashion museum. CBC News reports.

The Fashion History Museum opened in 2015 and resides downtown in a stately brick building covered in climbing vines, that used to be the town's old post office. Racked reports.

Guelph is not known as a fashion centre, but the city spawned a woman who made her mark on fashion history. Guelph Today reports.

A ribbon cutting ceremony marked the official opening of the Fashion History Museum in the village of Hespeler, Cambridge, Ontario.

FHM co-founder, Jonathan Walford shares insight into what real Canadians wore in the time of the fictional Crawley's.

After seven years of trying, FHM co-founders, Kenn Norman and Jonathan Walford’s dream of creating a fashion museum in Cambridge seems to have come to fruition. Cambridge Times reports.

July 3, 2015

Fashion History Museum now open in Cambridge, Ontario

After seven years of trying, FHM co-founders, Kenn Norman and Jonathan Walford’s dream of creating a fashion museum in Cambridge seems to have come to fruition. KiMAGIC reports.

Fashion historians eager to move extensive collection into a new home. Grand Magazine reports.

Read Jonathan Walford's New York Times article about how the '60s changed everything in American style.

The Fashion History Museum grew out of this interest, beginning in 1977 when Walford was given a “period” collarless shirt to wear while working at Heritage Village in Burnaby, British Columbia. Plinth Magazine reports.

Although the Fashion History Museum was founded in 2004 and has had touring exhibitions circle the globe, it did not have a permanent home until recently. Worn Through reports.

From turn-of-the-century frocks to eighties punk rock, the new fashion museum at Southworks opens this weekend with a collection meant to fascinate as well as inspire. Cambridge Times reports.

January 11, 2013

A new exhibit curated by Jonathan Walford at the Guelph Civic Museum showcases ladies’ undergarments through the centuries. Waterloo Regional Record reports.

Read the transcript of Jonathan Walford's interview with High Low Vintage.

“Chanel burst onto the scene at that moment in the early 1920s when the ‘new woman’ had emerged from the ashes of World War I,” says Jonathan Walford. St. Regis Magazine reports.

It's true that diamonds are a girl's best friend but shoes are her soul mates. Gulf Weekly reports.

Jonathan Walford, curatorial director of the Fashion History Museum in Cambridge, Ontario, says Dior isn’t sufficiently recognized for the brilliant businessman he was. St. Regis Magazine reports.

Kenn Norman and Jonathan Walford haven't let brick and mortar get in the way of creating a world class Canadian fashion history museum. Cambridge Times reports.

Various publications.

Fashion History Museum is seeking a permanent home in the Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Cambridge area. Guelph Mercury reports.

Fashion collectors Jonathan Walford and Kenn Norman talk about the challenges of transforming a private stash into a public institution. Interview by Kate Schweishelm for Worn Fashion Journal, Issue #9.

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