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Philadelphia Chapter Event: The Stories We Wear at the Penn Museum

Friday, December 3, 2021, 10am‑2pm EST
Location: Penn Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Restricted to members only
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Contact: Jean Brubaker

The clothing, accessories, and decorations we put on our bodies tell stories about who we are. They shape how others see us and how we see ourselves.  What we wear can prepare us for important events or transform us into someone new. It may follow tradition or a recent trend. And it can show that we belong or help us stand out. Now and in the ancient past, close to home and far away, the stories we wear connect us.

‚ÄčShowcasing 2,500 years of style and adornment through approximately 250 remarkable objects, Penn Museum’s The Stories We Wear reveals how clothing and accessories offer powerful expressions of identity—examining the purpose and meaning behind what we wear. Discover a spectacular array of attire, jewelry, uniforms, regalia, and tattoos. Explore common threads woven throughout stories that transcend language, culture, and time.

We will have a one hour private tour of the exhibition, followed by some time to look through the rest of the museum and have lunch at The Pepper Mill Café which offers affordable international cuisine and a fresh variety of healthy, vegetarian, and sustainable food options.


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