Pennsylvania's Shippensburg University has an impressive textile collection: 15,000 objects (Alas, they don't mention quilts.) Their Fashion Archives and Museum with its changing exhibits looks worth a detour.
We missed a good exhibit 15 years ago: Garibaldis, Engageantes, and Cages: American Fashions of the Civil War Era but there is an online catalog.
Click here to read the PDF by Dr. Karin Bohleke and her team:
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