Fourteen rooms display 150 years of fashion history, from an old-time millinery shop to a haberdashery, display historic hats, clothing, and period furniture in one of the most unique costume museums in the Northeast. Many of the museum's most interesting pieces are pre-Civil War relics that include a hand-rolled print dress, circa 1845; other highlights include Native American beadwork that were made prior to Maine statehood.
The house itself, built in 1894, is accented with pieces of furniture dating from the 19th- and early-20th centuries. A collection of over 3,000 hats, many with personal documentation, comprise an exhibit that is changed annually to allow viewing of all items.
Other exhibits include Civil War uniforms and other clothing, vintage Scout uniforms, women's and children's fashion, and much more. Museum tours are conducted throughout the week; private group tours by arrangement.