Fashion and Textiles

The historic clothing and textile collection is comprised of over 500 garments, accessories, and textiles dating back to the 1800’s. The collection includes women’s, men’s and children’s traditional clothing and accessories (such as hats, shoes, and umbrellas) as well as military pieces.  In addition to clothing, the collection also contains the recently acquired 1832 Battle of Velasco Flag gifted by the Rentfro family in 2016.

1909 Men’s Court Presentation Suit

(Owned by James A. Stillman)

Navy Blue Velvet with Silver Buttons

Object: Suit


Photographer: Unknown

Date: c. 1909


Credit Line: James A. Stillman

Catalog Number: 2013.001.001

Short Boots

Object: Boots


Photographer: Unknown

Date: 1850s


Credit Line: James A. Stillman

Catalog Number: 2017.018.006.011

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Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Sundays - Mondays: CLOSED

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