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 Museum was established in 1941, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute. Anchored by its rich collections, the Museum is dedicated to lifelong learning. It engages guests through creative, vibrant programs and exhibits interpreting science and the history of Texas and the Southwest. For more information, visit www.fortworthmuseum.org.