Programs & Events

All programs and events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. If you would like to schedule a tour or special program for your school group please contact

Featured Events  

May 13 - August 27, 2017

Sumptuous fabrics, vibrant colors and textures, masses of elaborate trims - all are defining elements of fashionable Victorian women's clothing. Nineteenth-century designers had very definite ideas of what constituted beauty, and these concepts had a widespread impact on art and design. Embellishments in Victorian Fashion focuses on how nineteenth-century aesthetics influenced women's clothing design and construction. It features fifty garments from five institutions in Maine and New Hampshire.

Three Dresses Up Close and Personal
Friday, July 21, 6:00 p.m.

Join guest curator Astrida Shaffer as she delves into the details of, and stories behind, three fascinating dresses in our current exhibit, Embellishments in Victorian Fashion. View the construction and hidden design of each dress as Shaffer undresses them from their manikins and reveals their underpinnings.

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