I recently got to attend the sold out premiere of the “Diana, A Celebration” exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center. The Museum Center created an opening night in style complete with incredible food, red carpet entry and complimentary pictures.
The Diana exhibit began with several quotes and pictures of her followed by her tiara.
Princess Diana was well known for her beauty inside and out.
This picture of her is so beautiful. The tiara is pretty impressive too!
We learned of Diana’s lineage to the throne and history of her family. The family jewels are pretty stunning!
The exhibit gave you a sense of her early childhood with pictures, personal possessions and home movies.
The exhibit also has Diana’s wedding dress!
It was really interesting to take in all of the details up close.
I’ve seen the footage of the wedding but it was different to see the elements of that day in person.
Her wedding was watched by over 1 billion television viewers in 1981!
Diana’s wedding dress had a 25 foot silk train which is the longest in Royal history and was hand embroidered with more than 10,000 tiny mother of pearl sequins and pearls created by Elizabeth and David Emanuel.
The exhibit showcases a lot of interesting mementoes from that day including hand written notes.
The Diana exhibit also highlights her public life and her fashion over the years with over 25 pieces.
I absolutely LOVED this part of the exhibit.
It felt like you were going back in history.
You could see how Diana’s fashion evolved over the years.
There are also images of her wearing several dresses and even some video footage.
There was also an outfit that reflected her humanitarian side that was a huge part of who she was.
The exhibit has audio recordings that you can listen to along the way that give you extra insight into each piece.
The Diana exhibit shows her heart and compassion for others.
The exhibit also ends with the sobering reminder of her death with the kind words of her brother that were spoken and even lyrics from Sir Elton John’s song at her funeral.
The video footage loops with beautiful clips that capture her beauty as a person.
The Cincinnati Museum Center also showcase local woman who made philanthropic efforts in the Cincinnati area from the 1850s-1960s.
It was really interesting to read about women who had such an impact in our local area.
I absolutely LOVED the Diana, A Celebration Exhibit!
You can feel like a Princess too by taking a selfie with a crown.
Don’t forget to share your “#celebratediana” experience on social media.
Princess Diana made such an impact on so many people’s lives and this exhibit gives you an even greater appreciation for her life, her love and her legacy.
You can see Diana, A Celebration now until August 17, 2014
Feb. 14 – Aug. 17, 2014
Monday & Tuesday Noon- 6pm
Wednesday- Friday Noon – 8pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am – 8pm
Feb. 14 – July 31
Member Adult $17
Member Child $12
There will be a $1 increase for each admission from August 1-17.
Cincinnati is the LAST city that the exhibition, that has been traveling since 2003, will be in before returning the items to her sons in London for future generations, so don’t miss it!
Make sure you check out the Cincinnati Museum Center website for upcoming events like “Diana:Toast of the Town” every Wednesday from 6-9 with a cash bar.
The Cincinnati Museum Center is located at 1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45203.
Disclosure: I was given complimentary tickets for review purposes. All opinions are my own.