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Become a friend of the museum today

Membership makes a difference.  The Friends of the LSU Textile & Costume Museum is an educational non-profit organization established to support the LSU Textile & Costume Museum in its efforts in education, research, artifact conservation, and public service.   Annual membership campaigns, fundraising, and volunteer activities provide such assistance, enabling the Museum to provide quality exhibitions and build its collections.  Members enjoy newsletters and invitations to educational programs and special activities sponsored by the Museum. 

February 2023 Newsletter

August 2022 Newsletter

Pledge Your Support

The goals of the LSU Textile & Costume Museum are to preserve and enhance its collections and develop a nationally-recognized research facility. To accomplish this, the museum must grow beyond its current size and space allocation. When you pledge your financial support, you can help us add a rare textile piece, purchase a designer garment, or reach our ultimate goal---new renovations!

Board of Directors  


  • Jeanne Triche, President
  • Beth Phillips, Vice-President
  • Val Bourgeois, Secretary
  • Erica Woolard, Treasurer

Board Members

  • Carolyn Bennett
  • Hollen Brown
  • Diane Deaton
  • Susan Hidalgo-Smith
  • René Nevils
  • Tatsy Jeter
  • Dusty Manson
  • Melinda Mooney
  • Joy Smith

Members at-large

  • Elise Blewster
  • Laura Phillips
  • Connie Smith

Ex Officio

  • Pam Rabalais-Vinci
  • Jenna Kuttruff
  • Bruce Cameron

New Exhibition Space Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

After first being delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and again by Hurricane Ida, the Friends of the LSU Textile & Costume Museum were finally able to officially cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of the new museum exhibition space! On October 3rd, 2021, Board members were joined by The LSU Vice President for Agriculture and Dean of the College of Agriculture, Dr. Luke Laborde, and LSU Textile, Apparel Design & Merchandising faculty members for a small ceremony before being given a tour of the opening exhibition “Trajé Maya Textile Artistry” by its curator Dr. Jenna Kuttruff.  The Friends of the LSU Textile & Costume Museum are excited to finally be able to share this space with the public.

Past Presidents
Board Members
Jeanne cutting the ribbon
Pam cutting the ribbon.
We cut the ribbon!
Curator speaking about exhibition to guests
Attendees touring the exhibition
Traje exhibition Curator and Co-Curator with Dean
-Image credits Tobie Blanchard
Director LSU AgCenter Communications


Scholarship Opportunity

The Friends of the LSU Textile & Costume Museum sponsor a New York Fashion Field Study scholarship to a TAM student who has been a major for at least one semester and has a 3.0 GPA and 75 hours of course credit in the beginning of the spring semester of the program year in which they are enrolled.  Selection among applicants is based on campus leadership and/or activities and service to LSU and the community.

Upcoming Events

All events are subject to change as the covid-19 pandemic continues to evolve.

April 16 – August 31, 2023

‘Til Trends Do Us Part: A Retrospective of Changing Fashion in Bridal Wear c. 1900-2000
From the Collection of the LSU Textile & Costume Museum


June 4, 2023 2:00-4:00

Weekend Admission

August 6, 2023 2:00-4:00

Weekend Admission