Using clothing from the collection of the Fairport Historical Museum in a local interpretation of the TV series Downton Abbey, Mary-Ellen Perry’s presentation will illustrate changing fashions in America from the 1880s to the 1940s. The accompanying exhibition will provide a glimpse into American society during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Mary-Ellen Perry received a BA degree in Art. Her museum career includes working as intern and curator at the Montclair Art Museum, director of the Arnot Art Museum, and curator of clothing and art at the Strong Museum. Ms. Perry currently works as an independent consultant to historical societies.