Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouting, 1912–2012
March 9 – June 1, 2012
What do American fashion designers Bill Blass, Halston and Mainbocher have in common with the Girl Scouts of America? Their uniforms of course! While on first appearance one might not consider a uniform to be a garment that makes a fashion statement, Girl Scout uniforms do reflect historical American fashion trends. Not only do the uniforms reflect fashion throughout their 100 year history, the Girl Scouts organization actively partnered with leading names in the fashion industry to design and create their uniforms. This exhibition showcases these partnerships.
The Historic Girl Scout Uniform and Memorabilia Exhibit celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts of America by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912. Forty-five Girl Scout uniforms for girls of all ages from Brownies to Seniors and Daisies to Cadets to Girl Scout Leaders, all from the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council Archives were selected and organized by the archives committee for this exhibition. In addition to uniforms, the exhibition includes photographs, memorabilia, dolls and an interactive scavenger hunt.
The exhibition runs through June 1, 2012. Hours are Tues-Thurs 10am – 6pm, Fridays 10am – 4pm, and Saturdays 12 – 4pm. Contact the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland at 614-487-8101 or 800-621-7042 or http://www.gsooh.org/girl-scout-community/events/historic-uniform-exhibit/ for programming information.