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Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

Victorian "Fancy Craft" Hair Wreaths and Relics. 


The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is dedicated to the history of the  southwest and more specifically Colorado Springs. The building used to be a court house. The museum has a small, but excellent, collection of Victorian “fancy craft” hair wreaths and historical relics such as the alleged first jawbone ever used to identify a murder victim by her dental records. The wreaths are incredibly elaborate and it’s not immediately obvious that they’re made of actual human hair.

Update: As of January 5, 2019, the hair art is not on exhibition and they don’t know when they will put it up again.

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June 22, 2009

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  • David Ryan, Registrar at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
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