SMOC – originally named the Original Costume Museum Society – was founded in 1992 to collect historic fashion, traditional costume, and textiles to create a museum of historic fashion and fabric arts.

We’re home to thousands of artifacts that date from circa 1800 to today. From glamour and glitz to everyday grit, we recreate the story of how people have adorned themselves in all walks of life for centuries.

The society and its members:
– present historic fashion shows
– collect and curate artifacts
– provide reference materials
– provide resources for the media and other museums
– present educational programs about the history of fashion to the general public and at trade schools, colleges, universities, libraries, theatre groups, museums, and a wide range of charitable organizations

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