37. Fashion History Museum
74 Queen St. E., Cambridge,
Built 1928, addition 1973,
Design: T.W. Fuller, Chief Architect, Dept. of Public Works,
The Fashion History Museum, founded in 2004, opened galleries in the former Hespeler Post Office (1929-1993) in 2015. Items from the museum’s collection of over 12,000 pieces from the past 300 years are featured in changing exhibitions. During Doors Open, see the exhibitions Made in France, exploring the world of couture and its influence on the broader world of fashion, and Bes Ben: The Mad Hatter of Chicago, showcasing a selection of his fun novelty hats made using everything from wine corks to bird’s nests. Many of the most famous fashion houses and brands will be on exhibit, such as Balenciaga, Dior, Chanel, Lucien LeLong, Charles Frederick Worth, Yves Saint Laurent, Cardin, and our latest acquisition, an exceptionally rare Paul Poiret from 1912.
• Full Wheelchair Access