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The California Museum will present "The Purse and the Person: A Century of Women's Purses," an exhibit dedicated to revealing the change of women's roles throughout history by the use and contents of purses.
Beginning Saturday and running through Sept. 26, "The Person and the Person" will be giving another look into the history of women.
“Purses provide a peek into history. This exhibit tells the story of what we took with us and why,” said Amanda Meeker, deputy director of The California Museum, located at 1020 O St.
This exhibit looks at purses from the contents inside to the outside design of the purses, connecting day-to-day life to the hidden artifacts women keep in their purses, according to the press release.
During the exhibit, the California Museum will also host a purse drive, the proceeds of which will be donated to St. John’s Shelter for Women & Children. Those who purchase a ticket and donate a new or slightly used purse will receive one free admission ticket. The "Bring a Purse, Bring a Friend" campaign runs through the month of July, according to the press release.
This exhibit is a part of a nine-city national tour over a three-year period, containing about 100 purses and hundreds of other artifacts and photographs, developed by Smith Kramer Fine Arts Services.
"The Purse and the Person" has been a part of many different museum's across the country for many years, including Texas' Women's Museum and South Carolina's State Museum.
The California Museum
1020 O St. in Sacramento
Open seven days a week: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon - 5 p.m.
Tickets: $8.50 for adults, $7.00 for seniors and students with I.D., $6.00 for kids ages 6-13 and free for kids under 6.
Photo courtsey of "The Purse and the Person."