A Century of Clothing: Circa 1850s through 1950s and The Transformation of Weaponry will open June 24th
A Century of Clothing: Circa 1850s through 1950s examines one hundred years of clothing from the depths of the museum’s collection. From children’s clothing, to adult formal wear, to military uniforms, examine the craftsmanship and artistry of each item. With over twenty eight different items displayed, see the direct correlations between historical events and the changes in human fashion.
Walk through The Transformation of Weaponry to explore the materials, processes, and changes made to weapons and tools. The exhibit includes different weapons from as early as 1200 BCE (Before Common Era) to 1918. Highlights include a Javanese Kris, a wavy blade used by Indonesian cultures, as well as a katana and a wakizashi, two types of swords from Japan. From stone, to bone, to iron and bronze, guests can compare the history of these human tools used for hunting, protection, and defense.
Both exhibits share the Havener Gallery, on the second floor of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and will be on view through the summer. Entrance to A Century of Clothing and The Transformation of Weaponry are included with general Museum admission and can be purchased in person on the day of attendance.
Press are invited to a special preview on Thursday, June 23, 2022 from 5:30 PM – 7 PM. Please RSVP to email@example.com to attend.
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, a distinguished institution established in 1941, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and proudly holds Affiliate status with the Smithsonian Institute. Anchored by a diverse and enriching collection spanning science and history, the museum is committed to lifelong learning. Engaging visitors through vibrant programs and exhibits, it interprets the rich tapestry of Texas and the Southwest. The museum’s commitment to education is reflected in its innovative programs, designed to inspire and educate learners of all ages. From interactive workshops to immersive exhibits, the museum provides a dynamic environment for curiosity and intellectual growth. For more information about educational programs, exhibits, and events, visit www.fwmuseum.org.