Iconic Culture: From Little Black Dress to Bell Bottoms

Morris County Historical Society’s exhibit “Iconic Culture: From Little Black Dress to Bell Bottoms” promises to be a one-stop spot for a stroll down memory lane. From the timeless designs of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, to the trend-setting bell bottoms of Sonny and Cher, MCHS explores more than 50 years of cultural history through a retrospective featuring nearly 100 pieces from its historic textile collection. Iconic Culture examines how changes in clothing styles mirrored the social climate of their time and the seminal moments and people who defined their decade – with a focus on New Jersey history.

In addition to the fashions, Iconic Culture highlights cultural milestones in local, state, and national history that coincided with the Roaring 20s, Great Depression, World War II, Civil Rights Movement, and Vietnam Era. This multimedia exhibit features music, television shows, and radio broadcasts. Visitors will also have an opportunity to share personal recollections about significant events, such as the assassination of President Kennedy.

Admission, which includes the exhibits and landscaped grounds, is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for students, and is free for children under 12 and MCHS members.


  • Thu, Jan 3, 2019 — Sun, Jun 16, 2019
  • 11:00 am — 4:00 pm


Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall
68 Morris Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960

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