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50 Years of Fitting In: Women, History, and Style Highlighted at Harbor History Museum

50 Years of Fitting In: Women, History, and Style Highlighted at Upcoming Harbor History Museum Exhibit

The clothing that women wear is made of more than pattern and fabric, buttons and zippers. It’s made of history, economics, politics, and social expectations for those who put it on. The clothing tells stories, and these stories are as complex and intriguing as the women who donned them.

From April 15th through July 17th, join Harbor History Museum for 50 Years of Fitting In: Fashion, History, and Women from 1890-1940. From building families to founding businesses to leading social change, women played influential and often unexpected roles in both public and private life. This exhibit will explore the lives of these determined--and stylish--women and the challenges they faced through the always-changing lens of fashion. In addition to unique historical artifacts and images, the exhibit will feature biographies of movers-and-shakers in Gig Harbor such as Theresa Sweeney, Lucy Goodman, and Rose Tarabochia as women’s role change over time and across the globe.

“We are thrilled to present this exhibit,” says exhibit curator, Joann Hale. “Women have always been an integral part of public life in Gig Harbor and beyond. This exhibit will showcase women’s lives, activities, and accomplishments by looking at fashion and history, which gives us a truly unique perspective.”

The exhibit will open on April 15th with a members-only preview and reception. The exhibit will be open to the public with general admission on April 16th and run through July 17th.

For more information about the Museum, contact Alphild Dick, Marketing and Events Coordinator, at or visit our website at Find the Museum on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, too.


Contact: Alphild Dick
Harbor History Museum
253-858-6722, Ext. 5