Join the CHS Fashion & Textile Council Subscribe to a year of programming

fashion-column2The CHS’s Fashion & Textile Council 2017 programs offer a unique opportunity to connect with the costume collections of the CHS, learn from experts, visit regional repositories, and meet other fashionistas who share your passion for history.

Subscribe to a year of programming that offers you exclusive access to our CHS collections. CHS members at any level can join the Fashion & Textiles Council with a $150 annual Council subscription fee. Your fee supports the Council’s programming efforts and with a one-time subscription fee, you will not be asked to pay additionally for any Council programs held at the CHS.



Enjoy a full year of 2017 programming including:

  • Fashion Behind-the-Scenes Tour, Saturday, March 25 @ 1:00 pm
  • Lecture, “Killer Heels,” Lisa Small (Brooklyn Museum of Art), Thursday, March 30 @ 5:30-7:00 pm
  • Tova’s Vintage Old Saybrook Meet-up, Thursday, April 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm (lunch included)
  • Special trip to the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC, Tuesday, September 26 @ 7:30 am – 6:00 pm (lunch included)
  • Annual Fashion & Textile Council Lecture: 18th-Century Gown Construction by Stephanie Smith and Hallie Larkin (Golden Scissors), Thursday, November 16 @ 5:30-7:00 pm
  • New Acquisitions with Chief Curator Ilene Frank, Thursday, November 30 @ 5:30-7:00 pm
  • Mannequin dressing twice a year
  • Exhibit openings throughout the year

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