FOR FASHION’S SAKE
Gold Rush-Era clothing from the County Museum's Collection
“Fashion rules the world, and a most tyrannical mistress she is,
compelling people to submit to the most inconvenient things imaginable,
for fashion’s sake.” (Godey’s Lady’s Book)
El Dorado County Historical Museum from September 1, 2016 - June 1, 2017.
THOSE WHO SERVED: MILITARY UNIFORMS FROM THE
COUNTY MUSEUM COLLECTION
Now on exhibit!
These individual uniforms were donated to the County Museum between 1975 and 1996. After researching the donors of the uniforms and the people who wore them, the County Museum installed this unique exhibit.
Visit the County Museum to see this interesting collection of military uniforms, on exhibit until June 2017.
The dress blue uniform was worn by Major Frances Barrett, a native of Camino, California. To the right is her tropical weight seersucker nurses jacket she wore during her service in World War II. Frances Barrett was awarded theDistinguished Flying Cross for her service in the Medical Air Evacuation Squadron, participating in operation flights of more than 300 hours over Burma.
This jacket was presented to Lt. Commander Andrew "Swede" Oberlander, Navy Coach of the special 1945 Army-Navy Football Game known as the China Bowl, held on December 1, 1945 in Shanghai.
The County Museum is open for guided tours Wednesday - Saturday, 10 AM - 4 PM
and Sunday 12 PM - 4 PM.