Don’t miss your last chance to go mad for plaid in the Chisholm Halle Costume Wing. Sponsored by Emma Lincoln, Mad For Plaid opened in May of 2017 and has explored the versatility and influence tartan has had on pop culture, fashion and Cleveland history.
Party in the historic Hay-McKinney Mansion with Holiday History on Tap!
Delve into the world of plaid and its connection to the Holiday season.
Explore Mad for Plaid with Curator Patty Edmonson as she traces how plaid went from winter woolens to haute couture.
– Special scotch tasting ($)
– Bring your favorite childhood holiday photo for a chance to win prizes
– Ugly sweater contest
– Exclusive look at the great Scots of Cleveland’s past
General Admission Prices
$7 Signature Cocktail
$13 Flight of 3 Scotch Samples
Cleveland History Center and the Rock & Roll Hall of present
“Never Mind the Flannel: Dressing the Subculture”
Staff from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Education department and Library & Archives talk about the history of plaid in punk and grunge fashion through examples from the museum’s collections.
Speakers will be Director of Archives, Jennie Thomas and Laura Maidens (Librarian).
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We’re getting hands on with plaid!
Try your hand at weaving a tartan with special guest Praxis Fiber Workshop. They will be bringing a loom to demonstrate the process, and invite attendees to try their hand at weaving plaid.
A special treat: Hale Farm will also be joining us for demonstrations. From beginning to end, Hale Farm will be showcasing how materials are prepared to be be used in the weaving process. From natural dyes to prepping the wool guests will see first hand all that goes into weaving tartan.
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How does one wear a kilt? How is a tartan created?
Special guest and local designer, Nick Vannello of Kilted Bros, joins Cleveland History Center for an afternoon of all things tartan, kilt and Cleveland pride. Whether you’re interested in the history of the kilt, want to know the proper way to wear one, or you have a love of Cleveland made products this event is sure to please.
Nick designed Cleveland’s very own tartan, which is registered with the Scottish Register of Tartan, and will share the process of how he created it.
SPECIAL OFFER: Buy your tickets in advance online and receive a $10 Kilted Bros gift card!
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Dive into summer with Poolside Plaid. Discover the versatility of plaid and the people who wore it with MAC Costume and Textiles Curator, Patty Edmonson. She’ll be taking attendees on a unique trip through summer fashion over the years in Cleveland with this special program.
It’s opening weekend for our latest exhibit, Mad For Plaid in the Chisholm Halle Costume Wing. Join our costume and textiles curator, Patty Edmonson, for special tours and fashion from the vault.
Tours are at 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM
Fashion From the Vault at 1:00pm