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Society of Martha Washington Exhibit at TAMIU Now Showing Posted: 2/04/16

Society of Martha Washington Exhibit at TAMIU Now Showing

 

Dress Detail
Exquisite detailing is characteristic of the Colonial-styled dresses.  

Take the opportunity to see and admire a collection of beautifully crafted Society of Martha Washington Colonial dresses on exhibit at the Texas A&M International University Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Gallery. The exhibit, “Reflections of Martha’s History,” will be on display Friday, Feb. 5 – Friday, Feb. 19

Admission is free and open to the public. 

The display is one-of-a kind and features dresses worn by members of the Society of Martha Washington who have portrayed the First Lady. 

“We have an exhibit taking shape in our Gallery comprised of 10 Colonial-style dresses worn by former Marthas and photographs of most of the ladies who have portrayed Martha Washington since the inception of the Society of Martha Washington,” explained Elizabeth Jones Rubio, director, events and operations, TAMIU College of Arts and Sciences Department of Fine and Performing Arts. 

Previous “Marthas” who provided their gowns for the exhibit are: Ana Benavides Galo (2010), Anita Zuñiga Dodier (2005), Mary Susan Foster (2000), Mary Alice Corrigan (1986), Rosanne Winch Potts (2003), Consuelo Sada Canseco (1981), Elvella Dinn Mann (1957), Ella Douglas Howland (1976), Frances Sulak (1952), and Julieta Farias Staggs (1985). 

The exhibit is on display through Friday, Feb. 19. 

Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 1 – 5 p.m. and by appointment.

The Society was founded in 1939 by Father Dan Lanning. This year’s Society of Martha Washington Colonial Pageant and Ball is part of the 119th observation of the Washington’s Birthday Celebration.  The Ball will be held Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 as part of the 119th Washington’s Birthday Celebration.

For more information, contact Rubio at the Department of Fine and Performing Arts office at 326.2654 or email elizabeth.rubio@tamiu.edu

 

 Colonial Dresses on Exhibit at TAMIU

Related Links:

Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association:

http://www.wbcalaredo.org