The Museum of Historical Costume

Suffragettes and Patriots – Images of Polish Fighting Women of the 19th and 20th Centuries

Dresses from our collection will be shown on the exhibition “Suffragettes and Patriots – Images of Polish Fighting Women of the 19th and 20th Centuries”, which will be presented in the Arsenal Museum of Fortifications and Weaponry in Zamość.

The exhibition is a part of the project known as “Suffragettes and Patriots Trail”, which refers to the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Poland.
The main aim of both the project and exhibition is exploration of the profiles of prominent Polish women whose actions have almost been forgotten. During the exhibition dresses from the 19th and early 20th centuries will be shown. The heroines of the exhibition wore similar costumes on a daily basis, and such a display of personal items would provide further insight of ​​people who contributed to the development of Polish culture, as well as those who fought for equality and independence of our Homeland.

For the needs of the exhibition, the Stroje z Pasją studio has made a dress in which one of the forgotten heroines of the project – Anna Henryka Pustowujtówna – was portrayed. This outfit is an interesting example of a nineteenth-century patriotic dress, modeled on the Kraków costume.

We cordially invite you to visit the exhibition and the beautiful city of Zamość.
The opening of the exhibition will take place on 12 September at 2 p.m. in the Arsenal.