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Helen Delich Bentley Tribute

A display of select dresses and hats bequeathed to the BMI by Congresswoman Bentley. Known as much for being stylish as she was for her groundbreaking career as a maritime reporter and elected official, Bentley wore garments that reflected her civic pride in supporting American designers. Four garments and twelve hats will be displayed, including an ivory brocade cocktail dress with matching coat (circa 1960), Jeanette Beck label; a moss green and lavender mottled dress (circa 1960), Pauline Trigére label; and a deep brimmed hat covered with multi-colored feathers (1970s), Adolfo Saks Fifth Avenue label. The display will also feature photos of Bentley wearing the items featured. The tribute is curated by museum volunteer Debbie Farthing and will be on display through April 30, 2017. The Baltimore Museum of Industry is pleased to announce the Helen Delich Bentley Port Education Fund. Launched with a generous gift from her estate, this charitable fund will heighten awareness of the Port of Baltimore through the enrichment of the BMIs educational and exhibition programs and the care and preservation of its historical collections. The fund will ensure the BMI continues to share the legacy of Baltimore’s unique maritime and industrial heritage for years to come.
Date & Time
  • Weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
  • Jan 16, 2017 through Apr 30, 2017
  • 10:00AM - 4:00PM
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