Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

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Pocono Record: Pocono Entertainment Briefs, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019

“PURSEonality: A Stylish Handbag History,” opening Friday, will showcase over 400 handbags at Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites’ Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts and Moravian Museum of Bethlehem.

The styles in the collection range from folk art to contemporary designers to embroidered. “PURSEonality” is the inaugural debut of a curated selection of Ilene Hochberg Wood’s bag collection, which numbers into the thousands and believed to be the largest in the U.S., if not the world.

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