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MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

PRESERVING HISTORY
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NORTHERN THREADS: Two Centuries of Dress at Maine Historical Society

Part I: Clothing circa 1780–1889 - Virtual Exhibition Space

Experience Maine history through fashion in a landmark two-part exhibition NORTHERN THREADS: Two Centuries of Dress at Maine Historical Society. Organized by themed vignettes, Northern Threads shares stories about Maine people, while exploring how the clothing they wore reveals social, economic, and environmental histories. This re-examination of MHS' permanent collection is an opportunity to consider the relevance of historic clothing in museums, the ebb and flow of fashion styles, and the complexities of diverse representation spanning 200 years of collecting.

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