Along with 'Downton' costumes, you can see artifacts from Spokane's real-life power families at the MAC

Intricate beaded and lace costumes worn by the cast of “Downton Abbey” don’t stand on their own at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

They’re staged among antiques from Spokane’s rich and powerful families on minisets put together by the Spokane Civic Theater, said Freya Ligget, curator of history at the MAC.

“We’ve been living primarily digitally for a year now. Here you can be grounded with real objects,” Ligget said. “Whether they represent fictional or real people, there’s a lot of truth to these sets.”

The PBS series followed the lives of servants and aristocrats at a Yorkshire country estate from 1912 – the sinking of the

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