Revolving Exhibit

Hair Art Exhibit at Union County Museum

Hair art from the collection of Frances and Charles Swedlund of Cobden is the featured exhibit through May at the Union County Museum in Cobden  

Hair art was popular with the Victorians from 1837 to 1901 during the reign of Queen Victoria of England.  It is one of the few parts of the deceased that can be kept as a remembrance.

Intricately woven, large framed wreaths to small pieces of jewelry make up the 30 piece collection which celebrates marriages, births and commemorates the death of a loved one.

Additional pieces of their hair art collection are on exhibit at the University Museum on the Southern Illinois University campus in Carbondale.

The Union County Museum is open Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and admission is free.