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Featured Collection: Unpacking a Trunk
August 21 – December 5, 2021

In 1935, Louise Hungerford sent Henry Ford an old trunk full of clothing for his museum. The clothing had belonged to her mother's family, the Mitchells, who had lived in the Long Island village of Port Washington for six generations. Enjoy a look at these carefully tucked-away pieces of the family's past—the first time this apparel has been on exhibit. Dating from the late 1700s to the mid-1800s, they remain among the oldest garments in The Henry Ford's collections.