The Neville Public Museum

Guns & Gowns

Exhibit Opens: 26-Oct-2019
Exhibit Ends: 03-Jan-2021

Over the past 200 years, the fashion and firearms industries have transformed.  Dresses have gone from elaborate silhouettes using yards of fabric, to slimming and short designs.  Guns evolved from a single shot sparked by flint, to automatic rifling. What sparked these changes? Technology, Politics, and Society.  All three were catalysts that directly affected designers, inventors, and consumers in these industries.  From the American Revolution to the Vietnam War, explore two centuries of fashion and firearms and the trends that defined each era.

Guns and Gowns Virtual Exhibit
2-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2021

Museum Hours

Sun: Noon-5pm
Mon: Closed
Tue: Noon-8pm
Wed: 9am-5pm
Thu: 9am-5pm
Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat: 9am-5pm


First Wednesday of every month: 9am-8pm*
*With free admission for Brown County residents from 5pm-8pm with proof of residency