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Exhibit on clothes set

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Regional History Center presents the Special Exhibit: “The Story Behind Their Clothes” starting April 26 and continuing to Jan. 8.

What do Yoopers wear? Yoopers have been pioneers, Victorian businessmen, farming women, immigrant families, Northern students and more. These clothes represent some of the many ordinary people who helped shape our community over the last 170 years.

This exhibit draws from the MRHC’s extensive collection of clothing and accessories from the fashionable to the everyday. Items seldom displayed include handmade deerskin gloves, a handwoven linen dress, and a young girl’s silk outfit made from her father’s World War II flight jacket lining.

It will examine who made or altered the item or where it was purchased. This close look at clothing, including its interior and construction, will help us understand the people who wore it. For more info visit marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571.

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