This summer the Suffield Historical Society is displaying a new exhibit from June through September. Professionally mounted by consultant Stacey Danielson, with help from summer intern (and Suffield resident) Myra Edmonds, a student of fashion history and design at NYU, it highlights some of the best pieces of a collection which has been in storage for many years. All the items were donated by Suffield residents, many from Minnie Ringland in 1985. Visitors will see a wide sampling of items including children's dresses, nightwear, everyday house dresses, afternoon and evening dress, a few pieces of man's clothing as well as various accessories. One can easily imagine women at work in the kitchen, presiding over tea in the dining room or dressing up for an evening out or an afternoon of visiting.
The exhibit was made possible by a very generous grant from the Suffield Woman's Club which enabled the Society to hire Stacey to describe and evaluate the much neglected collection, which she has done over the past year. Thanks to several Club volunteers who made innumerable padded hangers. Thanks also to Windsor Historical Society and to FOFAH for the loan of mannequins.
Visitors are invited to come see this wonderful sampling of yesteryear's fashion on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 at the King House Museum.
Date: June - September