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Photo: New Temporary Exhibit to open in September!
The Chisholm Trail Museum is proud to announce a new temporary exhibit will be on display starting in mid-September. The Exhibit, “No Lady of Leisure” will display original rare Victorian Era working dresses from the 1840s through the early 1900s. The exhibit will detail not only original rare Victorian Era working dresses, but will also detail through photographs and narrative, “what a difficult situation most respectable but poor in the purse women found themselves in”, who out of necessity found a way to clothe themselves respectably, “yet still be able to perform household duties which were their sole domain.” The exhibit will also delve into the invention and availability of the sewing machine, the development of the sized sewing pattern, and the development of the network of roads and railroads. The dresses on display will represent various geographical and socio-economical styles from those who lived on the frontier during and after the Land Runs to those who lived in cities throughout the Victorian Era. The exhibit is on loan from one of the foremost collectors of Victorian Era working dresses in the United States, Marna Davis. For questions about the exhibit and/or the museum, please contact the Chisholm Trail Museum at: 405-375-5176.

The Chisholm Trail Museum is proud to announce a new temporary exhibit will be on display starting in mid-September. The exhibit, "No Lady of Leisure" will display original rare Victorian Era working dresses from the 1840s through the early 1900s. The exhibit will detail not only original rare Victorian Era working dresses, but will also detail through photographs and narrative, "what a difficult situation most respectable but poor in the purse women found themselves in," who out of necessity found a way to clothe themselves respectably, "yet still be able to perform household duties which were their sole domain." The exhibit will also delve into the invention and availability of the sewing machine, the development of the fixed sewing pattern, and the development of the network of roads and railroads. The dresses on display will represent various geographical and socio-economical styles from those who lived on the frontier during and after the Land Runs to those who lived in cities throughout the Victorian Era. 

 
Posted On: Friday, July 18, 2014

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The purpose of this corporation is to preserve and to perpetuate the history of the people of Oklahoma in this community and along the Chisholm Trail; to collect, arrange and preserve early-day heritage items of all types which are of historical value and which are appropriate as museum materials, together with the preservation of the history of the Native American tribes, and of early-day pioneers and settlers of this area; and to perpetuate the legends, traditions, culture and customs of the early years of this area. This corporation shall be a non-profit, non-political, historical, educational and scientific organization, and none of its assets shall be inured to the benefit of the members thereof, but shall be used exclusively for the aims and purposes of the corporation.  

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