About the Textile Collection
The Stork Family bought the Ames-Florida House as is, in 1936. Their purchase included not only the structures and grounds surrounding them, but all of the furniture, artifacts, and clothing in the home at the time. As a result, the quantity, quality, and diversity of the textiles found at the AFS House is incredible. From simple every-day tunics to exquisite tuxedo coats and ball gowns, the range of clothing preserved under the roof of the Ames-Florida-Stork House is sure to tantalize anyone interested in the fashion, labor, social events, or every-day-life from the 1880’s through the 1950’s.