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  • Life on ACK: Our Montauk Madras Dress in the Nantucket Legends Exhibit at the Whaling Museum

    Montauk Madras Dress at Whaling Museum

    Our Montauk Madras Dress at the Nantucket Whaling Museum

    My sister-in-law recently visited Nantucket, which gave my wife and I a good reason to visit the Nantucket Historical Association's Whaling Museum. The museum is always entertaining and I highly recommend visiting if you are ever on the island.

    They currently have an exhibit called Nantucket Legends: Foggy Facts & Fictions. The exhibit explores tales about the island's history and includes a section about the history of attire on the island. Luckily enough for us, we were invited to feature one of our items in the exhibit by Michelle Soverino at the Nantucket Historical Association. We offered our Montauk Madras Dress, which is now on display.

    Madras Dress at Foggy Facts and Fictions Exhibit Nantucket Brand at the Whaling Museum

    Although the exhibit has been open since April, I just realized that we never posted about this on our blog. It's quite an honor to have our dress displayed at the Whaling Museum.

    Besides our dress, the exhibit features very interesting information about Nantucket's history including the origin of the name "widow's walk", how our downtown streets became paved with cobblestones, and for whom the "Three Bricks" were built. The exhibit is only open until November 10, 2013. If you have a chance, it's certainly worth a visit.

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