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on view September 22 - December 15

Dressing the Abbey™ highlights fashion from one of the most widely watched television dramas in the world, Downton Abbey™. Follow your favorite characters, both upstairs and down; walk through a costume chronicle of the period in this exhibition that showcases 35 costumes from the series.

Enjoy programs inspired by Dressing the Abbey!

Fashion Designer

4 PM | Oct. 6 @ Centennial Library

Guest Lecture, Steven Porterfield & Michelle Peter:

Live the Dream of Downton Abbey Fashion

2 PM | Oct. 12 @ Centennial Library

Teddy Bear Tea Party

4 PM | Oct. 13 @ Centennial Library

Sew with Me

4 PM | Oct. 20 @ Centennial Library

DIY Mini Mannequin

4 PM | Oct. 27 @ Centennial Library

The exhibit is locally sponsored by the FMH Foundation, the MCPL Foundation, and the Carnegie Circle.

The exhibition is developed and distributed by Exhibits Development Group in cooperation with Cosprop Ltd., London, England. The exhibition is not endorsed by, sponsored by, licensed by, associated with, or otherwise affiliated with the television series Downton Abbey™, NBC Universal International, Carnival Film and Television Limited or their representatives.

Field Trips

If you are an educator and are interested in scheduling a field trip to see the exhibit, please call the Exhibit & Program Coordinator at 432-742-7439 or complete the Field Trip Request Form (external link).


Midland County Public Library needs volunteers to monitor the exhibit area, keep visitors safe, and maintain a tidy and inviting atmosphere for children and adults to explore and learn.

This opportunity is perfect for anyone who enjoys working with children in an active environment. Students in need of Legacy hours are encouraged to sign up for weekends and after-school hours.

Volunteers who are 18 or older must undergo a background check prior to their volunteer shift. Please call (432) 742-7430 for more information.