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Fashion After Dark
On view through June 30, 2024
Western Reserve Historical Society/Cleveland History Center
Cleveland, Ohio

“Fashion After Dark” simulates the atmosphere of an evening on Euclid Avenue near the end of the 19th century with immersive lighting and sound. Using the Hay-McKinney Mansion’s period rooms and bulbs that mimic gaslight and early electricity, vignettes of dressing, dining, entertaining, and household service will populate the home.

The Hay-McKinney Mansion (1911) is the only fully restored house of its kind open to the public in Cleveland. Fashion and period rooms work together to create a storybook atmosphere, transporting visitors back in time. In addition to luxurious interiors, the preserved servants’ spaces offer a look into working life “downstairs.”

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[Image: Above Left to Right: Gold silk taffeta gown, ca. 1865. Worn by Kate Smith Hanna (1843-1919). Estate of Mr. and Mrs. Coburn Haskell 47.836; Scarlet and gold silk satin and brocade gown, ca. 1883. Worn by Annie Otis Sanders (1855-1933). Gift of Harold T. Clark 46.812; Black and gold silk dress, ca. 1917. Fox, New York. Probably worn by Louise Harkness Ingalls (1898-1978) Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David Ingalls 89.94.16]