Costume & Textile Society
Do you love all things fabric and textile? Are you interested in learning more, sharing your knowledge, and meeting a group of enthusiasts who are invested with the same passion? The Costume and Textile Society is for you and we invite you to join.
Founded in 1984 to support the Costume and Textile Department of the Wadsworth Atheneum, the Society also provides many educational, creative, and social opportunities for its members.
C&T members volunteer to assist the Costume and Textile Department with collection maintenance and exhibit installation and to plan a variety of events:
- Lectures by speakers such as designers, fashion historians, curators, authors, collectors
- Trips to venues showing fashion related exhibitions
- Social events: our annual “Lecture and Hat Luncheon” and Holiday Dinner, C&T First Thursday, Movie Nights at the Museum
- The POSH sale, our popular fundraiser that provides supplemental funds for exhibitions, conservation and curatorial materials to the Department.
Whether you are fascinated by the history of costumes and textiles, the social and economic aspects of the textile and garment industry or the contemporary fashion designs, we encourage you to join the Costume and Textile Society.
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