Retro Fashion Show at PJ Ahern Home


Join the Texarkana Museums System in celebrating its 50th anniversary! TMS will host a retro fashion show at the historic PJ Ahern Home, 403 Laurel Street on Saturday, April 24 starting at 2 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. TMS members are free. One must reserve. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 903-793-4831 or visit

The Texarkana Museums System celebrates its 50th anniversary this year! To celebrate this milestone, TMS is hosting 1970s-themed events, parties and programs through the end of the year. On April 24, the PJ Ahern Home will host a fashion fun afternoon with a 1970s-themed fashion show featuring outfits from the Texarkana Museums System clothing and textiles collection. The exhibit will include clothing borrowed from private collectors and vintage clothing dealers in the area.

“Some of the best pieces we have for the show were borrowed from Tonia Chambers, who is building a vintage clothing business,” says TMS curator Jamie Simmons. “Jaslyn Ebron, Tika Rowe and Isabella Rowe are vintage clothing enthusiasts who will model some of the clothes from their own collections. It’s a wonderfully eclectic mix of styles that truly speak to the individuality that defined the decade, all set against the backdrop of the historic interiors of the Ahern Home.

TMS is thrilled to welcome a very special guest model, Carol Collins-Miles, the former breakthrough model who worked with famed designer Hubert de Givenchy and many other big names in fashion. She will wear selected vintage pieces from her own collection.

“Ms. Collins-Miles has always been a huge supporter of TMS and we are thrilled to have her attend the show,” said TMS Chairman of the Board, Velvet Cool.

The PJ Ahern Home of the Texarkana Museums System is a 1905 neoclassical mansion located in the heart of the historic Quality Hill neighborhood in downtown Texarkana, Arkansas. The Ahern Home hosts programs, exhibits and community events every fourth weekend of the month. For more information about this or upcoming events or for tour times, call 903-793-4831, visit our website at, or email [email protected]


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