Mary Alice Casto is the mastermind behind an exhibit that is called, "What We Wore: Dressing Well at UNL." And this interesting collection explores the experiences of woman at UNL through the lens of dress over the past 150 years.
Mary Alice says, "These garments are all objects owned by the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design Historic Costume Collection so they have all been donated. In general, this is meant to immerse people in this idea of what was it like for anybody going to the University as a woman or even beyond that, Nebraska is representative itself of land-grant educational universities in the era covered so you can imagine that it would apply to those universities as well."
"What We Wore" features examples of college women's dress and links them to key markers of women's standing in the university's history.
Mary Alice says a trip to experience this exhibit will be well worth your while, "You get to see the past in a much more interactive way, we've got images, we've got clothing on manikins, you learn something, but in a way that doesn't feel like school."
The "What We Wore" exhibit is located on the second floor of the Home Economics Building on UNL's East Campus and the gallery hours are 8:30am to 4pm weekdays through May 10th.