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KERR MEMORIAL MUSEUM 

Upcoming Exhibit

 

The Brown Collection:

Elegant fashion from the late 1800s to the Roaring 1920s donated by the prominent

W.H. Brown family of Pittsburgh

 

March 1 through August 23, 2024

The Kerr Museum is open by appointment by calling 412-826-9295.

(more details below)

General Tours by appointment only

Please call office and leave your phone number to make a tour reservation.

412-826-9295

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Providing an intimate experience of
history,  heritage, and home. 

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Experience the warmth and charm of life as it was lived by a small-town doctor.  Dr. Thomas R. Kerr, his wife Jessie, and daughter Virginia lived in their gracious home in Oakmont, a quaint town outside of Pittsburgh that provided an escape from the often harsh conditions of life in the city. The museum portrays middle-class family life in the late nineteenth century. This period was marked by the extremes of fabulous wealth and grinding poverty, which overshadowed the emerging middle class.

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FEATURED EXHIBIT
The Brown Collection:
March 1 through August 23, 2024

If vintage fashion makes your heart skip a beat, then you won’t want to miss this exhibit!! The Kerr Museum is very fortunate to be the beneficiary of an extraordinary collection of clothing from the end of the Gilded Age through the Roaring 1920s. This high society fashion was donated by the prominent Brown family, a dynastic powerhouse in Pittsburgh and internationally. The life and times of Margaret Boyle Brown of Pittsburgh, wife of wealthy industrialist W. H. Brown, will be highlighted. Mrs. Brown was a famous socialite and was the epitome of Pittsburgh and Europe’s glamorous society from 1890-1938.

 

What an honor for the Kerr Museum to be entrusted with this fabulous collection!
 

We are excited and eager to share it with our visitors. From an elegant black and silver ball gown to a beaded salmon colored flapper dress, these incredible outfits and accessories are a delight and a must-see!

 

The Kerr Museum is open by
appointment by calling 412-826-9295.


Always a Reason to Return!
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EXHIBITS & EVENTS 

Reservations for Exhibit Tours or Events,

please call the Kerr Museum office at

412-826-9295

 

The Brown Collection:

Elegant fashion from the late 1800s to the Roaring 1920s donated by the prominent

W.H. Brown family of Pittsburgh

March 1st through August 23rd

Kerr Museum Fundraiser Event
A Victorian Tea 
at the Oakmont Country Club

Save the Date

Sunday, September 15, 2024

Halloween Exhibit

September 3 - November 2, 2024

 

Halloween Evening Events

TBA

Advanced pre-paid reservations required

Space is Limited

 

Victorian Christmas Exhibit

November 8 – January 4, 2025

Christmas Candlelight Tours Event

December 6 and December 13, 2024

Advanced pre-paid reservations required

Space is Limited

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