Step back in time and take in the beautiful fashions of decades past with ‘Lucretia’s Dresses’ at the James A. Garfield NHS. This new temporary exhibit features eight of First Lady Lucretia Rudolph Garfield’s dresses on display in the Garfield home for the first time! Dresses are courtesy of the Western Reserve Historical Society (Cleveland); First Ladies National Historic Site/National First Ladies Library (Canton); and the James A. Garfield Historical Society (Garrettsville). The exhibit runs until July 31st, so do not miss this opportunity.
James A. Garfield National Historic Site is located at 8095 Mentor Avenue (U.S. 20) in Mentor, Ohio, approximately 25 miles east of Cleveland. The site offers guided tours of the Garfield home, museum exhibits and an introductory film. The house was completely restored by the National Park Service in the late 1990s, making it one of the most impressive presidential homes preserved for the public. For information call (440) 255-8722 or visit www.nps.gov/jaga.
Thank you to @clestartshere and Patricia Edmonson for a wonderful presentation today on Lucretia Garfield and fashion of the 1880s. Ms. Edmonson is the Museum Advisory Council Curator of Costume and Textiles at the Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS) in Cleveland. Three of the dresses currently on display in the Garfield home for our “Lucretia’s Dresses” exhibit belong to the WRHS. Almost 80 people attended the program today! #cleveland #fashion #westernreservehistoricalsociety #clevelandhistorycenter #lucretiagarfield #lucretiasdresses #jamesagarfieldnhs #findyourpark #mentorohio