Texas Tech University

Louise Hopkins Underwood Exhibition

October 2021 – July 2022

Louise Hopkins Underwood Exhibit

Louise Hopkins Underwood: Lubbock Woman Who Improved Her Community and Looked Terrific Doing It! is now on display at the Museum. The exhibit focuses on the fashions worn by Louise Hopkins Underwood through her many years of serving the Lubbock community. The exhibition will run through Spring of 2022. 

This exhibition serves as the inaugural exhibit for the Museum, as its changing gallery for the Clothing and Textiles division. This means there is now a designated space to exhibit the 35,0000 objects from the clothing and textiles collection, the largest at a university museum in the United States.

“It is fitting to focus on the accomplishments of Louise Hopkins Underwood in this exhibition that features garments she wore for social occasions as well as to the numerous meetings she attended to improve the cultural opportunities for the Lubbock community.  We are thankful to her daughters for their input on this exhibit,” says Dr. Marian Ann Montgomery, Curator of the Clothing and Textiles Collection.

Plans are in place to exhibit two shows a year in the new gallery space.

Watch the Come & See program exploring more of Mrs. Underwood's history!