Heritage Village Exhibits 2017
October-April: Exhibit price included when you purchase an "outside-only self-guided tour" of the Village
Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$3 adults, $1 children 5-11, Children under 5 and museum members free
Coming just to see the exhibits in Hayner House?
If you don't plan to stroll through the village, the "exhibit only" price is $2 for adults, $1 for children 5-11, with children under 5 and museum members free.
We'll open for guided tours that go inside the buildings on May 1st. (Exhibits are included in those prices, too!)
Heritage Village Museum
is presenting a First Ladies of Fashion Exhibit that shows replicas of
seven gowns worn by former first ladies. The complete collection of
23 gowns was originally commissioned in 1971, and was completed in just three months. The gowns on display at Heritage Village are part of the 14 of them that now belong to the Frankenmuth Historical Association.
The seven gowns
currently in the exhibit were chosen to show not only the progression of
fashion, but to also showcase the history and achievements of each woman. The exhibit can be viewed now through July 30, 2017.
Some of the first ladies whose gowns are being shown are Martha
Washington and Dolley Madison. Both women were known for hosting parties that
would set a social standard for years to come. Helen Taft, a native of
Cincinnati, also has a gown in the exhibit. She is well known for the creation
of the West Potomac National Park in Washington, D.C.
Museum is presenting a collection of original posters and artifacts on loan
from the Tippecanoe County Historical Association. During the first world war, posters
played an integral role in the eventual success America saw. The posters that
could be found all across the country worked to not only encourage citizens to
purchase bonds and enroll for service, they also served as a means of
communication. During this time in history, radio and television had yet to be
developed, and only a small portion of the population read newspapers. The
exhibit can be viewed now through April 28th.
One of the posters featured is a piece illustrated by Walter Whitehead.
The poster, titled, “Come on and Buy More Liberty Bonds,” shows an American
soldier standing over the fallen body of a German solider. This poster—along
with one other in the exhibit—was originally printed by the Strobridge Lithographing
Company here in Cincinnati. The exhibit will also feature a number of artifacts
from WWI including a gas mask, surgical kit, and trench knife.