Past Exhibits

Our collection consists of dresses, hats, uniforms and children’s clothing dating from the 1800’s.

Bride’s dress – bride unknown. Donor: Jim Negus. West Point Cadet Uniform worn by Windsor Shane Buzza, class of 1988. Donor: Shirley Spain.

1896 Velvet two piece dress with fitted bodice, mandarin collar and silk braid on the skirt. The dress was made in Denmark for Mrs. P.H. Schmidt. She was born in 1852 in Denmark and died in 1920 in Watsonville. Mrs. Schmidt, along with her husband, established Schmidt’s dry goods store in Freedom. Donor: Helen Bowen

1890’s Ball Gown: Ivory silk two piece dress with ecru lace trim. “Leg o’mutton” style sleeves. Donor: Joanne Baade