For many years, a highlight in Dora Addam’s week has been visiting the Fashion Archives and Museum at Shippensburg University where she uses her considerable talent helping to conserve the vintage clothing. Dora has also been an outstanding benefactor through her many gifts to the SU Foundation, designated to the Fashion Archives endowment, which will help preserve and expand the one-of-a-kind collection and enable the Museum to attract and mount new exhibits. On March 29, 2016, the Fashion Archives celebrated its relocation to the Davis House, adjacent to campus, with a ribbon cutting event. During the program, Joel Zullinger, Esq., Chairperson, SU Foundation Board of Directors, named the exhibition gallery the Dora Green-Addams Gallery, in honor of Dora and her exceptional philanthropy.
“The study of costume,” said Dora, “offers us a glimpse of what was happening in our history and society over the years. I believe it plays an important role in our understanding of our civilization and culture.” Dora should know because she has been observing different fashion trends for over nine decades now. “Volunteering at the Fashion Archives has given me countless hours of pleasure as well as many friendships. So it gives me great joy to support this unique museum and help secure its future so that others can enjoy it years from now.”