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  • March 15, 2018

    Historic Costume and Textiles Museum announces spring events

    The Historic Costume and Textiles Museum, located in the College of Human Ecology, will be hosting lectures, exhibits and exhibits throughout the spring that are open to the public. Senior Curator, Marla Day, will present as part of the three part series looking back at Riley County and Manhattan during the pivotal period of the […]

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  • April 6, 2016

    Clifton StrengthsFinder Expert to speak at ATID Student Symposium

    MANHATTAN — Author and noted hope researcher Shane Lopez will be the keynote speaker for Kansas State University's 12th annual Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design Student Symposium at 10 a.m. Friday, April 22, in the K-State Alumni Center. The author of the book "Making Hope Happen" and co-author of the statistical reports for the Clifton […]

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  • April 1, 2016

    Wildcat fans hearten: University now has official tartan

    MANHATTAN — Kansas State University fans have a new way to show their purple pride — with The Denison, the university's official tartan. The Denison was the winner of an online vote by students, faculty and staff to select the official university tartan. Nearly 3,500 were votes cast for three designs: The Denison, The Fairchild […]

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  • October 13, 2015

    Przybyszewski 400

    Historian to present 'Lost Art of Dress' and 'Fashion Education'

    Author, historian and dressmaker Linda Przybyszewski will visit Manhattan Oct. 22 and 23 to discuss women's fashion and the changing culture for women in the early 20th century. She will make public appearances at the Manhattan Public Library, Meadowlark Hills Community Room and Justin Hall on campus. Przybyszewski is an associate professor of history at […]

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  • August 28, 2015

    Exhibit in Justin Hall illustrates the specialness of ordinary things

    A mourning cummerbund, a quilt and a Navajo dress. They are part of an exhibit called “Things That Speak,” a creative collaboration between an assistant professor of English and Marla Day, senior curator of the Historic Costume and Textile Museum, now on display in Justin Hall. At first glance, the personal objects might not seem […]

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  • March 30, 2015

    Balloons mark the gerontology exhibit in 2014.

    Open House, set for April 11, originated as home economics hospitality day

    Open House encompasses all of both the Kansas State University Manhattan campus and the Salina campus. But it all started with the College of Human Ecology. This year's All-University Open House, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11, will explore more than 250 majors and options through exhibits, games and activities. The theme is […]

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  • January 12, 2015

    Ladies Monthly Museum Journal ca. 1799

    Students research stories behind museum items in capstone English class

    A student exhibit opening Jan. 21 in the Kemper Art Gallery at the K-State Student Union explores the cultural significance of everyday items used by ordinary people. The items were selected from regional archives, including the university's Historic Costume and Textile Museum. "Things That Speak" will run through Feb. 6. The free exhibit is based […]

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  • January 6, 2015

    Marla Day to talk about World War II impact on fashion Thursday at Discovery Center

    The cost of a pair of new leather shoes was Stamp 17 in War Ration Book 1. Each member of family got one stamp a year. A new pair of nylon hose was out of the question. During World War II, clothing materials were rationed. Hosiery companies developed mending kits to repair nylon, silk and […]

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  • October 3, 2014

    The "flapper" of the Roaring '20s dressed radically different than society had witnessed before.

    Discovery Center exhibit features costume museum garments from 1917-1963

    A flapper dress in startling red and a child’s dress sewn from chicken feed sacks illustrate the swing from the Roaring Twenties to the Great Depression. Both are part of Flint Hills Forces II: Our Town, Our Fort, Our University 1917 – 1963, an exhibit at the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan. The College […]

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  • May 9, 2014

    Costume, textile museum unveils Mad Men-era exhibit in student union

    Mid Century Moderne: fashion, furnishings and furniture a la Mad Men continues through May 23 at the William Kemper Gallery of the Kansas State University Student Union. The popular 1960s theme was chosen to coincide with the season finale of the hit television series Mad Men. The exhibit was created by Marla Day, senior curator […]

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