Museum Offers Rare White Glove Access to Visitors

By: Dave Byknish Email
By: Dave Byknish Email

STAUNTON -- For the first time ever, the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library is allowing visitors white glove access.

The museum's textile collection will be on display and it includes clothing from the pre-Civil War housewife up to the stylish gowns from the 20s and 30s, including ones in which Downton Abbey fans would be familiar.

“We have a few Edwardian era clothing that you could see on Maggie Smith in that show that we have in our collection. We're hoping that that piques people's interest. Even then, it's fascinating to see the different styles and how clothing has changed,” said Andrew Phillips, a curator at the museum.

The white glove access started at 7 p.m. Thursday night. A future event will let people read old papers from the desk of President Wilson.


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