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The Fashion Archives and Museum (FA&M) is a unique educational laboratory and museum that enhances our understanding of society through the study of dress. Since its establishment in 1980, the Archives have served as a teaching, research and exhibition resource for university students, faculty, and for members of the greater South Central Pennsylvania community and nearby states. It operates in association with Shippensburg University's College of Arts and Sciences and the Institute for Public Service. The primary function of the Archives is to preserve and exhibit its collection of clothing and accessories and to make those materials available for teaching and research purposes to persons and groups both on- and off-campus.


The FA&M Invites You to Afternoon Tea
September 6, 2016

The Fashion Archives & Museum (FA&M) is pleased to invite its friends and supporters to an afternoon tea and program featuring Judy Larkin, also known as the "Tea Lady" (see photo) Her lecture, titled "Something Old...Something New" will explore wedding teas, etiquette, history, and superstitions. Guests will also have sufficient time to explore the current exhibit "Walking the Aisle in the Latest Style: Wedding Fashions from the Eighteenth Century to Today."

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Woman's burgundy wool wrapper, 1894-1895. Standing collar is trimmed with a large bow of silk-satin and lace at the center front neckline. Worn by Sarah Eyre (Blair) Glover (b. 1861-d. 1929) of Richmond, VA. (S2010-01-137 Glover)