Posted Friday, September 7th, 2018
Starts Sept. 9 at Acorn Hall in Morristown
The Morris County Historical Society’s upcoming exhibit, Iconic Culture: From Little Black Dress to Bell Bottoms, promises to be a one-stop spot for a stroll down memory lane.
From the timeless designs of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel to the trend-setting bell bottoms of Sonny and Cher, MCHS explores more than 50 years of cultural history through a retrospective featuring nearly 100 pieces from its historic textile collection.
The exhibit is available Sunday, Sept. 9, through Sunday, June 16, 2019.
“This is yet another great example of the arts and culture offered in Morris County, which makes this a great place to live and work,’’ said Morris County Freeholder Christine Myers. “We thank the Historical Society for their continually excellent work to keep our history alive.’’
Iconic Culture will examine how changes in clothing styles mirrored the social climate of their time and the seminal moments and people who defined their decade – with a focus on New Jersey history.
In addition to the fashions, Iconic Culture will highlight cultural milestones in local, state, and national history that coincided with the Roaring 20s, Great Depression, World War II, Civil Rights Movement, and Vietnam Era.
This multimedia exhibit features music, television shows, and radio broadcasts. Visitors will also have an opportunity to share personal recollections about significant events, such as the assassination of President Kennedy.
MCHS is located at Acorn Hall, 68 Morris Avenue, Morristown, and is open Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Admission, which includes the exhibits and landscaped grounds, is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for students, and is free for children under 12 and MCHS members.
For more information, call MCHS at 973-267-3465 or visit the MCHS website: MorrisCountyHistory.org.
Founded in 1945, MCHS is a member-supported nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and promote the history of Morris County. It receives operating funds from the Morris County Board of Freeholders and the N.J. Historical Commission, and grant funding from the N. J. Historic Trust, 1772 Foundation, and Morris County Historic Preservation Trust.