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The Stories We Wear Guided Tour

Sunday, March 13, 2022 |
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

Highly ornamented objects from the Stories We Wear exhibition.


East Entrance - Penn Museum

Event Type

Specialty Tours

What we wear has meaning. Our clothing, accessories, and body modifications communicate important information about who we are, what we do, and what we believe. On this tour, you will engage with some of the many stories told by the ensembles in the special exhibition, The Stories We Wear.

The spectacular array of jewelry, uniforms, regalia, and more tell stories spanning 2,500 years of human history, from athletics in the ancient Mediterranean to tattoos in 19th century Borneo. Others, like a gown from American contralto Marian Anderson, are closer to home and highlight figures related to the city of Philadelphia. As you are transported near and far, your group will find many opportunities to reflect on the stories you wear.

Tour begins at the East Entrance.

$24 General | $4 Member

Admission included in ticket price.

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