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Posted Sunday, May 19th, 2019

Summer Fun Reflected in Evolving Textile Exhibit

Now that winter and early spring woolens are packed away, it is time to bring out the seersucker and linen and learn how different fabrics and styles helped past generations stay cool and comfortable as the temperatures rose.

Two antique summer dresses

Join the Morris County Historical Society’s exploration of more than 50 years of cultural history through a retrospective featuring nearly 100 pieces from its historic textile collection, now through Sunday, July 14.

Fifty spring and summer pieces have replaced their winter counterparts throughout MCHS’s exhibit, Iconic Culture: From Little Black Dress to Bell Bottoms. So, even if you experienced this multimedia exhibit, come see it again and witness 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.

Iconic Culture highlights 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 and explores how the cultural climate of these times directly influenced the fashions we wore.

Morris County Historical Society logoMCHS 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: