Established in 1967 to support the teaching mission of the Department of Textile and Apparel Management within the College of Human Environmental Sciences, the Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection collects and preserves clothing and textiles of historic and artistic value for purposes of teaching, research, educational programming, and exhibition. The collection now includes over 6,000 pieces of men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel and household textiles. Dr. Laurel Wilson, former MHCTC Curator for more than twenty years, created the Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection Endowment to assist the collection in the execution of its mission. A gift of any amount towards the endowment supports this important historical and cultural resource for future generations. Please consider partnering with us as we continue in our mission at the University of Missouri!
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