Virtual Costume & Culture Exhibition
Where could you find:
Abraham Lincoln’s Great Coat?
John Philip Sousa’s Parade Coat?
Costumes from The Great Gatsby movie?
Wedding Dresses galore?
Plus gowns, tuxedos, hats, undergarments, parasols, accessories and more?
At the Sands-Willets House, in Port Washington, New York!
Spring 2020 Update
Our 2015 exhibition, “Costume & Culture: Our Heritage, Our Fashion” with its extended 6-month run, is once again available for your viewing as a 360° panoramic tour. Each week we will feature a different gallery room, linked below. You can now wander around the Sands-Willets House and explore the exhibit in detail, without leaving home. Keep a few things in mind:
New clickable "i" icons allow you to read the individual captions and informational panels at your own pace.
Glowing red circles lead you from room to room (or use the thumbnails on the left.)
NOTE: This panoramic tour can be enjoyed from your laptop or desktop computer, your tablet, and even your phone!
We will unveil a new themed gallery with this level of detail each week, on Wednesday at noon.
This week: Women’s participation in sports became socially acceptable. Take a look at the different styles that were developed for various activities as America’s mass production of clothing allowed our country to pave the way in active-wear design. Women’s participation in military efforts caused yet another boom in the garment industry – in uniform production.
Read about this era of transition here!
Jump into the 360-degree panotour here
Here's the schedule of room unveilings:
April 29: Brooks Brothers Gallery
May 6: The Gatsby Era
May 13: American Dress to the 1850s
May 20: American Dress 1860 to the 1910s
May 27: The Shirtwaist
June 3: Sports and Uniforms
June 10: Yachting Attire
June 17: The Boudoir
June 24: A Century of Wedding Dresses
As reviewed by:
skip to this week's
We hope you enjoy the exhibition!
Joan DeMeo Lager: Curatorial Director
Christopher Bain: photography, website, and 360 panotour
Betty Mintz: graphic panels, Exhibition Art Director
Fred Blumlein: caption panels
April / May 2020