Fashion on display at Rosson House in Phoenix

The Rosson House Museum is currently playing host to a fashion display presenting clothing from the late 1890s to the 1920s, including a specialty piece being borrowed from Phoenix’s Black Cat Vintage.

The featured item from Black Cat Vintage’s personal collection is a gown made of silk jacquard, duchess, taffeta, and chiffon made for Ednah Hayes. Hayes wore the dress for the inauguration of President Taft in Washington D.C. in 1909.

The turn-of-the-century styles will be on display in an exhibit entitled “Dressing Downtown.” This title alludes to the fact that the clothing on display was worn formally rather than as every day dress at the time. The exhibit will be open to the public until the 29th of October.

A secondary exhibit, called “Details,” shows off accessories that were essential to the style of fashionistas from the time period. This exhibit will be open in the Stevens-Haustgen Bungalow through May 2018.

Attendance to both the “Dressing Downtown” and “Details” exhibits is included in regular museum admission. The price of admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, students, military personnel, and $4 for children ages 5 and younger.

The Rosson House Museum is one of two museums found at Heritage Square at the address 113 North 6th Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85004. The square is host to historic homes from Phoenix’s early days.

The museum is open for guided tours from 10 AM to 4 PM Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 4 PM on Sundays. The last tour each day is at 3 PM.

For further information, visit or call 602-262-5070. 

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