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What We Wore – Dressing Well at UNL

N150 Exhibition in Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery

Date: Time: 8:30 am–4:00 pm
Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery Room: 231
1650 North 35th Street
Home Economics Building
Lincoln NE 68583-0802
Additional Info: Free and open to the public Monday - Friday. Closed university holidays
Contact: Mary Alice Casto, (402) 472-2911,
On February 15, 1869 the University of Nebraska was officially chartered as a part of the Morrill Act. The Morrill Land-Grant Act provided 30,000 acres of federal lands to the newly admitted state of Nebraska (1867) to create a university that would provide a “liberal and practical education” to its citizens, including women. From Alice Frost, the first woman graduate, to Louise Pound and her support of athletics for women, to Grace Margaret Morton and her widely used textbook “The Arts of Costume and Personal Appearance,” women, both faculty and students, have played an important role in the history of the university. Using objects from the Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design’s Historic Costume and Textiles collections, and with period images and narratives providing context, this exhibition offers a partial glimpse into women’s experience at the University of Nebraska.

Image: Installation View.

Additional Public Info:
Free and open to the public.

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