The spring exhibit at the Historic Costume Gallery will feature garments that children often associate with certain characters or professions.
“Playing Dress Up” will feature uniforms, frilly “princess”-like dresses, western wear and costumes. Gallery curators are also planning to include an interactive feature in the exhibit that will let young visitors dress up, too.
Students from The Children’s School at Stephens College are helping promote the show. Last week, a select group of children were asked to sketch a vignette of a family of mannequins wearing typical garments from the 1950s. The Children’s School had just completed a unit studying that era. One or more of the drawings will be incorporated in marketing materials for the show.
When the exhibit opens early next semester, all of the children at the school will visit and be asked to write stories about the characters or sketch the garments.
The Historic Costume Gallery is free and open to the public. Check here for more information when the “Playing Dress Up” exhibit opens in January.
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