Anglophiles in America’s Heartland who found themselves looking forward to the future of the British monarchy with the recent arrival of Prince George can now take a fond look back at the royal family’s most radiant star as an Iowa museum welcomes an exhibition chronicling the life of The Queen of People’s Hearts.
Through January 5, 2014 the Putnam Museum in Davenport, Iowa will be the home of Diana: A Celebration— a tour which features more than 150 of the late People’s Princess’s personal possessions on display in nine galleries, from the cherished toys, home movies and school girl mementoes of her childhood to 28 designer dresses which helped to sew up her status as a fashion icon and photos which illustrated her passion for compassion through her charitable works.
Romantics are cordially invited to relive the splendor of the wedding of the century as they view items from the day Diana said “I do,” from the Clive Shilton slippers which carried her down the aisle of St. Paul’s Cathedral to the Emanuel masterpiece which transformed her from a private citizen into a true princess with its Carrickmacross lace, 10,000 pearl and mother of pearl accents and its 25-foot-long train.
When: September 14, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Where: Putnam Museum at 1717 West 12th Street in Davenport, Iowa
For more information:
- visit www.putnam.org
The following clip from Quad City Times records the arrival of Princess Diana’s wedding dress at the Putnam Museum:
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