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Fashions from the Collection: Oyster Bay Historical Society

Exhibition: Wearing History: Women the Force behind Fashion

The Oyster Bay Historical Society is exhibiting women’s fashion from their collection dating from the 1890s to the 1930s. The title of the exhibition is Wearing History: Women the Force Behind Fashion. The opening reception will be held on Oct. 20 in their recently completed new building. The Oyster Bay Historical Society’s growing collection of irreplaceable historical artifacts is now able to be housed in The Koenig Center through the generous donations by our President, Frank Leone, our members and patrons, and in particular the Dolan Foundation.

It is exciting that the Society can exhibit our vast collection of antique textiles and accessories dedicated to women’s fashion. Many of our collections were donated by area residents including a wedding gown from Elizabeth Roosevelt’s family. The exhibition will have a contemporary flair to connect the past with the present and to remind us all, women have always been the force behind fashion. The dress styles, lengths and necklines of women’s fashion may have varied over the years but each garment is a statement that transforms a woman’s aura and captures her audience.

Please join them at the opening reception for a delightful and visually pleasing evening at The Koenig Center on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 7-9 p.m.

Light hors d’oeurves and wine will be served. Ann Taylor has graciously sent us their 2012 fall preview dress to showcase their updated take on an historical “Ann Taylor” shirtdress.

Fee: Current Oyster Bay Historical Society members free. New members are invited to join at the door beginning at $35.

For further information please contact the Oyster Bay Historical Society: 922-5032 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .