Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

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Home & Leisure: Sartorial Savvy Handbag Historian’s Purseonality Exhibit Features the Rare, the Coveted, and the Creative

Ladies, we know this to be a universal truth: When we’re out and about, there are several things we tend to notice about each other – our coats, our shoes, and our bags. Whether we deem ourselves ‘fashionable’ or not, these three wearable items can make a statement about our personalities even to those who don’t know us. Through April 30, 2020, Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites is centering their multi-site exhibition around the collection of a local woman whose name you may have heard before. PURSEonality features several hundred handbags (out of more than 3,000) from the collection of Ilene Hochberg Wood – bestselling author, designer and fashion consultant.

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