The BMNECC began building a collection of authentic costumes in 1964, when Chairwoman Emerita Patricia French began traveling to Bulgaria and acquiring original pieces for the dance ensemble. Today, the Center houses over 1,100 costumes and accessories representing every region of Bulgaria and Macedonia, including Shope, Thrace, Pirin, and Ikhtiman.

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