MHCTC at the State Capitol

The Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection is excited to represent the College of Arts and Science and Mizzou in the Missouri State Capitol.

Our beautiful 1910s linen suit (Gift of N. Fields) is currently on display as part of the Missouri State Museum’s exhibition series “Trailblazing Missourians” to highlight champion of change, Edna Gellhorn, and her incredible efforts towards women’s suffrage in Missouri. 

The light-colored suit with yellow sash and yellow umbrella further represents the “Golden Lane” of June 14, 1916, a single day during the Democratic National Convention in St. Louis when more than 3,000 women dressed in white and yellow and carrying yellow umbrellas lined the streets from the delegates’ hotel to the convention center in a “Walkless, Talkless Parade” to demonstrate that without the right to vote, women’s voices were silenced. The Capitol exhibit will be viewable through September 14th, 2023.

Edna Gellhorn was one of more than thirty trailblazing Missouri women highlighted in the MHCTC’s own 2020 exhibition celebrating the centennial anniversary of women’s suffrage at the Center for Missouri Studies. Click here to see the full exhibition.