UPCOMING EVENTS

CORSETS & CRINOLINE & BUSTLES OH MY!

Saturday May 21, 2 pm
Sunday May 22, 2 pm

Celebrate the unofficial start to summer with a 20 minute talk by museum curator Jonathan Walford on the history of women's underwear during the reign of Queen Victoria. Talk starts promptly at 2 p.m. Free with Admission.

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THE BOYFRIEND

Sunday, May 29, 4 p.m.

Join us at the Apollo Theatre for a performance of Ken Russell's 1971 masterpiece tribute to the Art Deco era of Movie Musicals. Starring Twiggy in her first All-Singing, All-Dancing Extravaganza! Tickets are now available.

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CELEBRATE 70 YEARS A QUEEN!

Sunday, June 5

Help us celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 70 years as Queen on June 5 with a cream tea.  Enjoy a scone with strawberry jam and Devon cream, as well as a bottomless cup of tea (French press coffee or gingerale are also available). $12.00 plus admission to the museum. Seatings every half hour from noon to 3 p.m. Tickets on sale via Eventbrite starting May 10.

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TAILORED TITLES INK. BOOK CLUB

Last Thursday of every month, 7 p.m.

The FHM book club chooses books that always have an element of fashion. Contact Rachelb@fashionhistorymuseum.com if you would like to be added to the book club.

May/June book: Iris Apfel - Accidental Icon: Musings of a Geriatric Starlet
July/August book: TBA
September/October book: TBA
November/December book: TBA

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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

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FIBRE TO FASHION

Now Open                            Entrance Hall

A new addition to the museum is an orientation exhibition that tells the story behind the seams. Follow the history behind the manufacturing process of fibre to fabric to fashion.

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PORTRAITS FROM MALI

Now Open                       Gallery 1929

This gallery, restored to look much like it did when it was Hespeler's new post office in 1929, is now our reception hall and print gallery. Our first exhibition for 2021 will feature two Mali photographers, Seydou Keita and Malick Sidibe, as they captured the people and their clothing between 1949 and 1972, as the country transitioned from its colonial past as the French Sudan.

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THREE HUNDRED YEARS OF FASHION: 1720 - 2020

Now Open                         Decades Gallery

This semi-permanent installation, with a rotation of garments, features a history of the changing silhouette from 1720 to 2020.
Within this gallery is Centre Stage - a showcase that features changing themes of fashion history.

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FROCK ON!

Now Open                      Centre Stage

As radio broadcasts increased in the 1920s, popular music soon found an enthusiastic young audience. Over the next century, from flappers to rappers, clothes and music became entwined as certain fashionable looks became uniquely associated with musical genres.

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SPECS APPEAL

Now Open                    The McGill Cases

These c. 1912 mahogany cases feature accessories from our collection. This year's exhibition of eyewear was originally called 20/20 and was scheduled to open last year, but we don't like that exhibition title anymore...