From getting up at 4 a.m. to watch the royal wedding, to a fortnight of anticipation of the arrival of the royal baby, it’s safe to say America officially has royal fever. Many are wondering what is next for the royal family, baby George’s first steps, an engagement for Harry, or maybe we will finally see Charles become king. As our excitement grows for the unknown royal future, there is no better time for the award-winning exhibition, Diana, A Celebration to open at the Putman Museum in Davenport, Iowa, on September 14, 2013 and running thru January 15, 2014.
This exhibition archives the life and work of Diana, Princess of Wales, through nine galleries containing 150 objects. Some of the must see items to satisfy your fascination includes:
- More than 25 dresses, suits, and evening gowns worn by Princess Diana.
- Two diamond tiaras and other priceless family jewels.
- Original heritage family paintings.
- The score and lyrics of Elton John/Bernie Taupin composition from “Candle in the Wind.”
- Diana’s magnificent Royal Wedding gown.
The Putman Museum is honored to be one of the last three places this exhibit will stop before it is closed to the public and the collection is returned to Diana’s sons, as directed in her will. So be sure to plan your trip to Davenport and don’t miss out on your only opportunity to take your picture with Princess Diana’s renowned 25-foot train from her 1981 wedding gown. Witness the changes that Diana caused to what was expected from the royal family in fashion, humanity and life in the public eye. Princess Kate is continuing in Diana’s footsteps by continuing transitions Diana started; it makes us wonder what her legacy will be, and more importantly, what will she be wearing?
Check www.putnam.org or call 563-324-1933 to reserve tickets.