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Gifts & Donations

The Modern Classic Society existence is dependent upon many resources to support the vision and mission while continuing to expand and properly preserve the permanent historic costume collection. Charitable donations make an important impact on future exhibitions, educational and community events as well as helping to establish a viable and sustainable historic costume collection.


 Mrs. Albertine (Buyck) Thompson and

Dr. Lisa S. Thompson c. 1968,

St. Louis MO.  "Mother & Daughter"

TMCS is a small non for profit 501(3) c historical society and fashion community established in 2017 and located in St. Louis, Missouri.  TMCS primarily acquires donations from the St. Louis metropolitan area, thus adding to the history, fashion and culture of

St. Louis women, embracing all walks of life.  

​Gift In Kind Donations

Accepted in kind gift donations include all types of Vintage era, early 1900s -1990s women’s wear and other related artifacts related to fashion, history and culture.

  • Women’s apparel; all types

  •   Coats & furs

  •   Accessories, hats, purses, gloves,  estate jewelry, shoes

  •   Health and beauty items/products

  •   Books, magazines, film, photographs

  •   Artwork, textiles, household relics

Monetary Donations

Monetary donations are needed as well to better support ongoing preservation, curation and management of TMCS historic costume collection.  This includes the collecting and curating of artifacts, providing resources (fashion shows, speakers, conferences & workshops) for secondary and higher education students, theaters, libraries, the media and other charitable organizations. 

TMCS Wish list:

  •  Climate controlled secure storage & work space

  •  Mobile “ The Little  Museum” Vehicle

  •  Small museum computer management and inventory system 

  •  Laptop computer

  •  Work tables

  •   Mannequins, dress & hat forms

  •   Rolling garment racks

  •   Flocked non-slip hangers & other textile notions

  •   Acid free storage boxes, conservation & preservation materials

  •  Office supplies

  • Display Cases

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