Helen Fedchak is the Curator of Collections at the Oregon Historical Society. She completed her education in the United Kingdom, and holds a B.A. in American Studies and an M.A. in Heritage Studies. Helen began her museum career working in the footwear collection at the Northampton Museum in the U.K. and has worked in both museum and archive collections in the United States.
M & A Shogren
The dressmaking business of M & A Shogren was Portland’s haute couture house during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Sisters May and Ann Shogren opened their shop in the mid-1890s, where for over twenty years they operated Oregon’s most significant fashion house. At a time when it …