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Clothes Story
By Chattahoochee Valley Libraries

Last summer’s smash-hit exhibition CLOTHES STORY is returning to the Columbus Public Library with favorite items from 2022 along with new icons (and their fashion) celebrating the history and stories of African-American Women from 1890 through the 1970s.

This dynamic free event – a part of our citywide Juneteenth Celebration – can be seen at the Columbus Public Library  Reading Room, located on the second floor.

The exhibit is open from May 26th through June 30th during the Library’s normal business hours. Admission is free and no advanced tickets or reservations are needed.

Produced by theatrical and cultural event designer-director Kenneth Green, Clothes Story is a family-friendly experience that acknowledges and celebrates Black women (including several from the Chattahoochee Valley) through their impactful stories and the clothing they wore.

The “Clothes Story” exhibit narrative incorporates historic and cultural events and fashion trends that reflect Black women’s styles and values.

First produced in 2022 in Atlanta, CLOTHES STORY is curated from the perspective of a fashion enthusiast, not a historian or designer. All clothing pieces exhibited are fabrications from archived pictures and cultural repositories throughout Georgia (including Columbus) and representative of the given historical periods.

Thursday, June 08
Columbus Public Library
3000 Macon Road
Columbus, GA United States
Columbus Public Library