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Join VFG member Jonathan Walford and Kenn Norman at the soft opening of the much awaited Fashion History Museum!
Come Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28, Noon to 5 p.m. for a preview of the Fashion History Museum.
The FHM is located in the old post office of the former town of Hespeler at 74 Queen Street East, Cambridge, Ontario, and can be reached from the 401 via the Townline or Hespeler road exits.
Starting July 1, the museum will be open regular hours Wednesday – Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Tours can be booked by appointment.
Museum gallery phone 519.654.0009
This is a soft opening – plans are still in the works for an official grand opening this fall.
Opening exhibition in gallery one ‘Treasures from the Collection’ will feature some of the rarest and most interesting pieces from the collection including: what may be the oldest extant European-made shoe worn in North America, a paper corset, and a suit designed for Eva Peron.
In gallery two ‘Back to the Eighties’ looks at the fashions from that decade through specific themes such as glamour, power, shock, innovation, and romance. Both these exhibitions will remain until the end of the year.
Until August 2 gallery three will host ‘What to do with an Old Post Office’, a display of the winning boards from the Construction Specifications Canada student design competition this past winter. Our building was a case study for students to design projects re-purposing the structure. The winning ideas ranged from a day spa to a museum for comics!
Opening August 5, Gallery Three will showcase ‘Punks and Posers: Portraits from New York and London’, a photographic exhibition of 1980s street photography. This exhibition will coincide with the launch of our Fashion Film Fridays on August 7. Every Friday evening at 7 p.m. from August 7 – November 20, the museum will host a fashion-essential film from the 1980s. The films will include: Pretty in Pink; Earth Girls are Easy; Flashdance; Slaves of New York; Ruthless People, and Desperately Seeking Susan.
Donations can be sent to:
Fashion History Museum,
PO Box 848,
Cambridge, Ontario N1R 5×9
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……………More exciting news to come. Stay tuned!