After blockbuster exhibits over the past few years that have included the Titanic, dinosaurs and the human body, the Putnam Museum in Davenport scored a royal coup.
"Diana, an Exhibition" pays tribute to Princess Diana, from her childhood to her royal wedding to her work for charitable causes to her funeral. It opened in September and is scheduled to close Jan. 5.
"We're also a history and culture museum, and that should never be overlooked here," Nichole Myles, the Putnam's vice president of education, said when the exhibit was announced in June. "Diana is really a piece of our history. It's a modern history, but she is the People's Princess."
Crowds gathered to watch the unveiling of Diana's wedding dress and to see 28 various outfits that showed her fashion progression through the years.