There are all types of museums out there!Check out this museum in Independence, Missouri. Leila Cohoon owns this hair museum with over 2,000 pieces of hair jewellery plus other hair wreaths and decorations. Some of the pieces date back to the 1600’s.
Here’s the catch…Leila’s Hair Museum isn’t the only museum with hair jewellery, we have some too!
Hurstville City Library, Museum & Gallery collection
This hair jewellery was donated to the LMG six years ago and is on display in our permanent exhibition Living on the Water’s Edge: Stories of St George.
The jewellery is thought to have been made between 1860 – 1870. Made from woven human hair, hair jewellery was popular in the Victorian era with hair being used as a physcial reminder of a loved one.