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Texas First Ladies Historic Costume Collection at Texas Woman's University

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Address: Denton, TX 76201
Phone Number: +1 940-898-3201
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An exhibit of gowns worn by the First Ladies of Texas, this collection, the...

An exhibit of gowns worn by the First Ladies of Texas, this collection, the only one in existence, includes either the actual garments or faithful copies of the gowns worn by the wives of the governors of Texas and presidents of the Republic of Texas. This exhibit was first created in 1940 and has been updated with gowns worn by former first ladies Mamie Eisenhower and Lady Bird Johnson during their husbands’ terms in the White House.

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Fashion and history, what could be better!

This is a real hidden gem in Denton... hidden because so few people know about it and it is definitely tucked away on the TWU campus. The collection spans the history of First... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 May 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

This is a real hidden gem in Denton... hidden because so few people know about it and it is definitely tucked away on the TWU campus. The collection spans the history of First Ladies in Texas. The accompanying information about the gowns and the women is fascinating and illustrates the influence and role these women played in Texas government and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

If you walk through the elevated sidewalk at TWU between Hubbard Hall and the ACT building you will find this exhibit. Some of the dresses are really old and quite lovely!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

If you love history them you will love it. I wish that you could touch them a and that was the only thing I did not like.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

Different exhibits of clothing. Recent exhibit of Bridal fashions from 1836 to present. Nice exhibition hall.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

We had an afternoon free and opted for an hour in this collection of historic dresses and gowns. Yes, we dragged the teen-age boys with us too and everyone found something interesting. There's a lot of history presented along with beads and lace, since every Texas first lady and three U.S. presidents' wives are represented. A simple exhibit hall with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

I would like to say if your teenager is trying decide whether to go to college there it is a very safe and beautiful campus. The staff are very nice and help.

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