The costume collection spans the years of the mid Nineteenth Century to the late Twentieth Century. We have clothing for babies, children, and adults. Women’s clothing makes up the greater part of the collection with dresses and gowns from the 1840s into the 1990s, along with 100 years of wedding dresses.
There are undergarments and accessories such as hats, purses, gloves, shoes, shawls, parasols and fans. Women’s capes and cloaks made of wool and velveteen with decorations of feathers, lace, braids, beads and ‘brilliants’ add an elegant touch to the collection. Men’s items include vests, suits and top hats and a collection of U.S military uniforms, worn by Chagrin Falls veterans from the Civil War to the Vietnam War.
Our children’s collection includes baptismal dresses for girls and boys and many beautiful handmade clothes for young children.