One of only three purse museums in the world, ESSE Purse Museum & Store is the culmination of owner Anita Davis’ dream of exploring concepts of art, history, and the feminine. The name ESSE comes from the Latin infinitive for “to be,” which embodies what visitors will find in the museum: that a purse is not just a utilitarian bag in which a woman carries her necessities, but an extension of her personal space, her essence, and of the things that make her “her”.
If you cry at weddings, you’d better bring your hankie to ESSE Purse Museum’s newest offering, “You May Kiss the Bride.” The temporary exhibit, which features eight wedding dresses from 1900 through the 1980’s – and much more – runs through Sunday, August 19.
The wedding dresses and accouterments, photos, and other nuptial paraphernalia are sure to please, but, as ESSE is more than a fashion museum, you just might learn some fascinating facts and hysterical history about that most hallowed of traditions.
ESSE is housed in an historic building in SoMa, an eclectic, up-and-coming neighborhood in downtown Little Rock. The museum is fast becoming a cultural hub for female heritage and storytelling in Central Arkansas.
At The Canopy Apartments in Little Rock, Arkansas, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to join this event on Friday!
Friday, June 29, 2018—11:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Esse Purse Museum
1510 South Main Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202