MHCTC develops exhibitions and programs with campus and community museums, departments and institutions to encourage use of Collection artifacts. Annual exhibitions in the Abigail and Nicholas Filippello Exhibition Showcase in Gwynn Hall include the TAM Student Showcase for TAM‘s spring Advisory Board and summer and fall exhibits of the Curator’s choice.

MHCTC also partners with institutions throughout the state and the nation in the creation of quality exhibitions. Examples include local and University museums and collections, as well as regional and national institutions such as the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, the Missouri State Museum in Jefferson City, and the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis.

Visitors are welcome to view the current exhibit in Gwynn Hall Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. in accordance with the University calendar.



Designing with Ginger

July 2023 – February 2024
Nicholas and Abigail Filippello Exhibition Showcase, Gwynn Hall, University of Missouri

The academic year 2022-23 saw the first two of six design  collaborations between the Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection and students in the Department of Textile and Apparel Management at the University of Missouri. Students were provided a unique opportunity for transformative undergraduate research and public humanities scholarship using one-of-a-kind costumes and archival artifacts of legendary performer and Missouri native Ginger Rogers who rose to international stardom on film, stage, television, and radio.

Explore Ginger Rogers’ garments and related student designs online!


butterfly costume
MOda 200: Missouri Style Makers Merchants and Memories (Coming soon!) FOREVER HES Virtual Exhibit Jean Parsons: Retrospective (2020)