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 Lowndes County’s social and economic history, and future visions within specific time periods. Web site 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. The museum will strive to exhibit all its textile holdings on the website and therefore exhibit all the collections without disturbing the actual pieces. However, textiles are available for study by appointment. If you have further questions or information on a textile seen within our website, please feel free to contact the museum.
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, wear, storage conditions, bugs, humidity, exposure to light, 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 catalogs 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. For instance, WWII is organized by alphabetizing the last name. Please also note that cross references for further information on a subject seen in other parts of our website is noted on the page and will have link in blue to click within our website. This is for your convenience so that immediate further information can be obtained quickly.
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
- Hat Collection
- High School
- Men’s Fashion Clothing
- Mystery Ball and other costumes
- Native American
- Quilts and Coverlets
- Red Cross Textiles and Medical Field Textiles
- Sewing Accessories
- Shawls and Capes
- Textile Related
- T-Shirts and Sweatshirts
- Special Textile Collections-Evacuation
- Special Occasions Including Wedding Textiles
- Woman’s Fashion Clothing