The Lowndes County Historical Museum houses a variety of textiles that reflect the history of the community. The museum strives to document the textiles in the context of the time period and owner in order to establish a better understanding of Valdosta’s social and economic history and the visions of the era. Exhibits enable patrons aesthetic glimpses into the past while also providing tutelage of their technical aspects. The museum additionally strives to protect its holdings for future generations by providing preservation methods to its textiles.
We invite you to sample our textiles on this website. We continue to add textiles from our collection onto our web site so please check back with us frequently. If you have further questions, feel free to contact the museum. Textiles are available for study by appointment.
As you will notice in some of the pictures, not all of the museum’s textiles are in perfect condition when accepted into our collection. This is due to many factors including age, storage conditions, bugs, humidity, etc.. It is important to note that even though a textile might have damage, it could be an important piece of information to our history. Even fragments give us clues and should not be discarded. As the museum catalogues the accepted textiles, photos are taken and notes are recorded so that future work can be done to conserve, stabilize, and protect these items.
Several of our categories listed below will be broken down into subcategories. If this is the case, clicking on the blue category will take you to the subcategory title page. You then again you can click on the blue subcategory to view that page. For instance, WWII has a secondary subcategory since the list for WWII was so large so you would need to click Military then select WWII and then the alphabet category the last name falls under.
We hope you will enjoy this site and will view this often as our web site grows.
Categories of textiles
- Children’s Fashion Clothing
- Dolls and Doll Clothing
- High School
- Men’s Fashion Clothing
- Mystery Ball
- Native American
- Quilts and Coverlets
- Red Cross Textiles and Medical Field Textiles
- Sewing Accessories
- Shawls and Capes
- Textile Related
- T-Shirts and Sweatshirts
- Wedding Attire and Special Occasions
- Woman’s Fashion Clothing