Little Black Dress Cocktail Party


Join us at Bixby’s for our

Little Black Dress Cocktail Parties

with heavy hors d’oeuvres, a curator-led tour of the exhibit, complimentary signature cocktail, and a cash bar.

Tuesday, June 14th 2016 Sold Out

Tuesday, July 12th 2016 Sold Out

Tuesday, August 9th 2016 Sold Out

5:30pm – 7:30pm

$25 – MHM Members | $30 – Non-Members

 (If you wear your own little black dress, you’ll get a complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival)

Featuring over 60 dresses from the Missouri History Museum’s world-renowned textile collection, this fun yet thought-provoking exhibit explores the subject of mourning, as well as the transition of black from a symbol of grief to a symbol of high fashion. You’ll also see fascinating artifacts—from hair jewelry to tear catchers—that were once a regular part of the mourning process. Plus, you’ll have the chance to share your own memories of your favorite little black dress and even get the opportunity to design your own dress!


5:30pm – 6:45pm

Cocktail reception in Bixby’s with heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.


6:45pm – 7:30pm

Curator-led tour of the Little Black Dress exhibit.