Friday, September 26, 2014

Officially Autumn!

It became officially Autumn this week.

So, to  get us all prepared  for the colder temperatures to come, here are some autumnal-inspired objects to remind us what it's all about!

Plastic leaf-shaped mats from the 1950s
Plastic place mats in stand, 1950s
Sycamore leaf-shaped drinks mats, plastic, 1950s

Rather early for Christmas,  but an autumnal-looking Christmas decoration, made from polystyrene, c 1970s

Or how about dressing and accessorising with leaves and autumnal colours?

A tortoiseshell hair comb, 1820

Padded silk waistcoat with trailing vine and leaf pattern picked out in felt, c 1800

Come and see some of our autumnal fashion in our Style Picks exhibition at Wakefield Museum, and be inspired!

Coat, 1960s

Hat, 1950s

Hat, 1930s-1950s

Hat, 1950s-1960s

If that isn't enough, we are even  hosting a family workshop inspired by the autumnal fashion in the exhibition! 

Leaves are Falling
Thursday 30th October
Wakefield Museum - Learning Zone
The seasons are changing and we will need to start wrapping up warm. Inviting our younger visitors to join us in this autumn-inspired session. Taking inspiration from a 1960s coat on display in the museum, we will use leaves to create some autumn crafts.
Ages 2 – 5 
10:15 – 11:45am and 1:30 – 2:45pm
Free but booking essential on 01924 302700 or email

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