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Special Exhibit: “Who Wore It? The Forensics of a Dress”

April 18 @ 12:00 am - November 1 @ 12:00 am

Special Exhibit: “Who Wore It? The Forensics of a Dress”

On exhibit April 18 through November 1, 2024

This special exhibit features 200 years of dresses worn by amazing women from Manchester’s past. These matriarchs of Manchester lived incredible lives as entrepreneurs, philanthropists, doctors, teachers, activists, New Hampshire First Ladies, and homemakers.

Generously donated by loved ones and lovingly preserved by the Manchester Historic Association, these dresses tell the stories of the vibrant women who wore them. Bearing witness to the happiest and saddest moments in the lives of their owners, these dresses witnessed both unspeakable joy and unbearable pain and every emotion in-between.

As you travel though the history of fashion and evolution of design and fabrication, we ask that you imagine the memories these gowns might hold. Motherhood, careers, and the simple tasks of everyday life become immortal through every worn hem and altered seam.

WHERE: Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford Street, Manchester
COST: with regular admission


April 18 @ 12:00 am
November 1 @ 12:00 am
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