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Costume Society of America: Angels Day

April 16

Ann Monti's Campfire Girl Ceremonial Gown, ca. 1922. IHM #1018.22.1

Hands-on Experience with Issaquah History Museums Costume Collection!

The Issaquah History Museums is delighted to announce that we have been chosen as the recipient of the Costume Society of America’s Angels Grant for 2019. This grant provides us with wonderful resources and knowledge to preserve, study, and share our textile collections, including storage boxes to upgrade our textile storage, replacing storage materials that have been in use for up to thirty years, as well as a vacuum cleaner to use exclusively for cleaning collections items, and other tools and supplies.  We are already grateful and excited!

On April 16th, twenty-five textile experts from all over the country will converge in the Issaquah Depot Museum to clean, document, photograph, and rehouse about a third of our textile collections. At the end of that day, we will have our collection in better conditions, know more about the individual items than we do now, and have the photographs to pair with the increased knowledge to add to our online collections.

If you want to learn how museums take care of collections, this is a great opportunity. We need help moving boxes of textiles on days leading up to the event, as well as after. We will also need help on the Angels Day itself, which will provide our volunteers a chance to learn by working with the textile experts.

You are welcome to attend the Issaquah History Museums Open House at the Issaquah Depot on Thursday, March 7th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to find out more about the Angel Project.

 Contact volunteer@issaquahhistory.org with questions or to sign up


April 16
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Issaquah Depot Museum
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Issaquah, 98027 United States
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