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Kent State University Museum

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Address: 515 Hilltop Drive, Kent, OH
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+1 330-672-3450
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:45 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 4:45 pm

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Outstanding Exhibits On The History Of Fashion, Glass, And Design

Very much enjoyed both the exhibits and how they were presented. One of the nation's best exhibits on costume and fashion design, combined with some very nice exhibits on glass... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 22, 2013
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Lewiston, New York
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Lewiston, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013

Very much enjoyed both the exhibits and how they were presented. One of the nation's best exhibits on costume and fashion design, combined with some very nice exhibits on glass and decorative arts in a very attractive building. Do not miss the very nice gift shop, which has some very unique items as most quality museum gift shops do. A... More 

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West New York, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

Great collection of clothing through the ages. A lingerie collection from Katherine Hepburn was paired with many of her stage dresses.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

Many people who lived through the 60s and 70s are well aware of the impact the events of May 1970 had on the collective American psyche. A visit to Kent State will help one to understand the senseless loss of life and also how the Vietnam era began its end. I visited the campus on a beautiful August day (I... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

The tour guide was excellent. He gave us all the pertinent information, then allowed us time to browse on our own, while staying available to answer any questions we had. The displays rotate, which means we can return often and see different exhibits.

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U.S.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

We've visited the museum many times over the years to see the changing exhibits, the last time with friends who had not been there before. The quality of the displays and the abililty to get up close to see the detail is wonderful. I'm always anxious to see what's next for the special exhibits. Two on our last visit were... More 

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Kent, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

The museum is an outgrowth of the extensive Shannon Rogers women's fashion collection, which serves as a basis for many of the other exhibits. The facility itself is impressive, having been at one time the university's library. Parking and admission fees are reasonable, but I recommend visiting during evenings and weekends if classes are in session. The museum also features... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is the crown jewel in kent for me. The fashion collection, which is ever changing, along with special exhibits, is one of a kind. This is a very manageable space, five galleries and a delightful gift shop. Jerry Silverman and Shannon Rogers left a wonderful legacy to Kent and the entire Cleveland area. It is a go out of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

There is a lot to do in the Kent area. Akron is also close and provides museums, night life, minor league baseball and a zoo.

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Kent, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

I live in town and I have an annual membership to the museum. The exhibits are always very interesting and I try to go at least once a quarter. It only takes about an hour to tour, but it is well worth the trip every time. Our lown little gem, right here in Kent, Ohio!

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

The museum includes five main galleries dedicated to various aspects of fashion (99% ladies) from the last 200 years. Many great examples. Sundays are great to visit as entry is free. We spent about an hour. Be sure to pick up the mini-catalog in each gallery so you know what you are looking at. The space is beautiful, and the... More 

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