South Bend, IN
Over 20 dresses, gowns, and other clothing from The History Museum’s stellar historic clothing collection can be seen in the exhibit Clothing Copshaholm, on view in the 38-room Oliver Mansion July 9, 2016 through March 5, 2017. The historic garments are from the 1890s to the 1920s, reflecting the eras of Downton Abbey. Included is clothing worn by the Oliver family, who lived in the home they named Copshaholm from 1897 to 1972.
The articles of clothing are located in scenes throughout the 38-room mansion. On the stairway of the Main Hall stands a mannequin wearing the satin gown worn in 1918 by Ruth Ann Gowey on her wedding day. Nearby is the Navy dress uniform worn by the groom, Lt. William Dudley Bungert.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.