After paying the modest entrance fee of $6.00, I entered the museum and learned that it is really three collections under one roof. The collections are:
Ray Richey’s collection of
Judy Richey’s collection of 250 Victorian dresses as well as many accessories
The first part of the museum is dedicated to Mr. Richey’s wonderful artifacts—only a part of his collection is on display. The organization of his collection is well done with
Mrs. Richey’s collection of Victorian era ladies clothing is attractively displayed and well worth a perusal. As an avid bicyclist I almost collapsed with laughter while viewing a lady’s bicycling outfit from the Victorian era. Admittedly, I am thankful that bustles, heavy fabrics, parasols, fans, and hair jewelry are not a part of my fashion ensembles.
The Texas Division United Daughters of the Confederacy have some wonderful items on display associated with
While purchasing some items from the gift store, I struck up a conversation with a couple of store employees and they suggested an excursion into