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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. 

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---a new home!

Board of Directors


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

Board Members

  • Carolyn Bennett
  • 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

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

Look for new exhibitions and events once the COVID-19 pandemic has been resolved.