Women’s history revealed through undergarments in Auburn, WA

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For centuries, women have managed to keep up with fashion and keep themselves in place—physically and culturally. Now a special exhibit at the White River Valley Museum in Auburn, Washington, shows how they did it.

“Suffer for Beauty: Women’s History Revealed through Undergarments” explores the changing perceptions of feminine beauty through the underthings they wore to transform themselves into the ideal shape. The exhibit is underway and continues until Sunday, June 17.

The White River Valley Museum is located at 918 H Street SE (get directions), and the exhibit is included in admission: $5 adults and $2 children and seniors. Admission is free on the first Thursday and Sunday of the month.

Hours are noon-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday and 6-8 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month.

For more information, visit the White River Valley Museum’s website or call (253) 288-7433.

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