Davenport museum extends Princess Diana exhibition

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 2, 2014 at 5:04 pm •  Published: January 2, 2014

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — An exhibition on the life of the late Princess Diana has been extended at the Putnam Museum in Davenport because of popularity.

"Diana: A Celebration," chronicles the life of the Princess of Wales. It was originally scheduled to close Jan. 5, but will now be available through Jan. 26.

The exhibition, which features nine galleries and 150 objects, is on loan from the Althorp Estate, the Spencer family's ancestral home in England. It includes Princess Diana's famous wedding gown and its 25-foot train.

Putnam organizers say the Davenport museum is one of the last places the exhibition will be available to the public. After its global tour concludes this summer, the collection will go to Diana's sons as directed in her will.