New Exhibit: Fashion from the mid-1850s to mid-1950s
"The Margaret Brown Collection: A Legacy of Fashion and Friendship" opens February 6 at the Avery House. A remarkable collection of a century of fine womenswear, mid-1800s to mid-1900s, the Margaret Brown Collection is among the largest and most important donations of historic costume to Poudre Landmarks Foundation. Avery House visitors will view an extensive range of fashion, from evening gowns to sportswear, outerwear to undergarments, hats to shoes.

Margaret Brown Exhibit Prep 2016
Margaret Brown grew up in Champaign, Illinois, in the 1930s. Her love of historic clothes and antiques was kindled during summer visits to her maternal grandparents' house in Iowa. Margaret coordinated many vintage-style fashion shows throughout the 1980s to raise funds for charities. These shows -- a blend of fashion, friendship, and fun -- left Margaret with a stunning collection of fine historic clothing. 

Margaret and her husband moved to Denver in 1990, and her collection also made the journey. After seeing the Rocky Mountain PBS Arts District feature on the Avery House's 2013 costume exhibit, "Fashions of an Age: The Downton Abbey Era," Margaret contacted PLF about donating her collection. PLF is delighted and honored to share, through this exhibit, Margaret Brown's legacy of fashion and friendship.

Admission is free to the exhibit, which is presented by the Avery House Guild and PLF. Visitors can view the exhibit during regular Avery House tour hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. The exhibit runs February 6 to July 10.
Time Travelers Ball: Equinox Adventures -- March 19!
The spring equinox marks the moment in the celestial calendar when the earth's orbit around the sun results in a day of equal sunlight and night. Legend has it that this perfect tilt of the earth in rotation around the sun is the moment to time travel. On this year's spring equinox, travel through time with Poudre Landmarks Foundation at the Time Travelers Ball. The event happens at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery on Saturday, March 19, 7-11 p.m. Tickets $35.

Guests will enjoy a reception hour in the museum lobby and café area with heavy hors d'oeuvres and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. At 8 p.m. the fun will ramp up as guests enter the museum exhibit space to find the ten-piece Colorado Swing Cats band playing, dancers moving, and state-of-the art exhibits on display. The OtterBox Digital Dome Theater will welcome guests to two showings of space-inspired movies.

Costume attire is optional. Guests can have their picture taken in a "time machine" photo booth, enter a costume contest and a history trivia contest, and more.

Join us on this most auspicious evening to travel through time! Keep up-to-date with this event on our
website, Facebook pages (Time Travelers Ball and Poudre Landmarks), and Twitter profile.

Eventbrite - Time Travelers Ball: Equinox Adventures
Poudre Landmarks Foundation Board of Directors
Thom Tisthammer, President | Jennifer Kutzik, Secretary | Tom Boardman, Vice President | Cheryl Donaldson | Phil Hoefer | Lynda Lloyd | Kimberly Miller | Pat Nelson | Jacques Rieux | Robin Stitzel | Pam Thomas | Alexandra Wallace | William Whitley

Jennifer Beccard, Exec. Director | Linda Harty, Admin. Assistant
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