White River Valley Museum
“Suffer for Beauty” was first mounted in 1994 and was very popular, so we reprised it in 2009. The 2018 iteration of the exhibit continues that tradition of a riotous display of costume, undergarments, historic images of trend-setting beauties and of local women doing their best to keep up with fashion. New elements have been added to the exhibit, including displays of 1960s and 1970s fashion, a portrayal of how the female form really doesn’t change — as shown by an array of famous bathing beauties (1880-1970), and a series of exciting new programs – please see SoCoCulture calendar for programs throughout the run of the exhibit.
Suffer for Beauty is co-curated by Director Cosgrove and Green River College Professor and Museum Board Member Michelle Marshman.
The White River Valley Museum is located at 918 H Street SE on Auburn’s Les Gove Campus.