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Beards: The Long and Short of It

From goatees, sideburns, and moustaches, to the growing popularity of Annual Beard competitions, this exhibition will explore men's facial hair trends in America. Step back in time to explore the cultural meanings associated with different facial hair trends that were popular throughout the decades. November 23 - March 30, 2014

This is something you do not want to miss!

Gentlemen, It's your turn to have a Guys' Night Out. On February 27th, The Morris Museum presents Bourbon & Beards! Enjoy a night of Bourbon Tastings, Craft Brews, Chili, Music & a Beard Contest! $35 in Advance $40 at the door

Come visit the Morris Museum and explore the many exhibitions we have to offer including, Beards: The Long and Short of it. November 23 - March 30

Masks: These four unique masks demonstrate the creative use of natural materials to portray certain figures. Masks are the most ancient means of changing one's identity and assuming a new persona. Varying degrees of facial hair are portrayed in these masks, using fibers, horsehair, or varying textures in the carved wood surface.

Shaving Mug, c. late 1800s. Ceramic This shaving accessory is known as a "scuttle". Scuttles come in a variety of designs, and are still made today. Hot water would be poured inside and the soap, or "puck," rested on top. A brush would be dipped inside then swirled on the soap to create a foamy lather.

Mustache Stein, c. 1970s Made in Japan Ceramic Mustache steins such as these were made to keep a man's mustache clean and dry. The bar that extends across the top of the mug has a small opening to allow liquids to pass through, but is large enough to protect the mustache from steam and foam. Serving as a novelty item for collectors, this mug is a modern replica of what once existed. www.morrismuseum....

Early Shaving Implements: Since the beginning of mankind, men have used a variety of tools to remove or trim facial hair. Using clam shells to pluck beard hair or shark teeth to scrape off the hair, ancient man did not enjoy the grooming luxuries afforded to modern man. The first "disposable" razors were made to sharp flint as early as 30,000 BC. Men in the New World used clam shells to pluck hair and Aztecs would create razors out of obsidian. www.morrismuseum....