|Hats off to Victorian Women! Historical "Hatiquette"|
Event Type: Adult Program|
Age Group(s): Adult
Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Time: 12:00 PM
Just as most women will not venture forth from our houses without makeup, just so no self-respecting Victorian lady would leave home without a hat. Trimmed with frills, feathers, flowers, veils, jewels and ribbons, hats were a "must-have" fashion accessory for women in the 1800s. From the frilly bonnets of the 30ís and 40ís to the elaborate touring and tea hats of the 40sí50ís and 60ís, to the offbeat 90ís industrial revolution- inspired, ďSteam punkĒ hats, American women like their British counterparts, kept up with the styles. From prosperity through the strife of the Civil War and Reconstruction beyond, during the long reign of Queen Victoria, hats were de rigueur.
Author, editor and journalist Carlotta Holton explains the fascinating history of these hats and demonstrates her colorful, stylish and often whimsical collection of Victorian headwear.
Location: Larison Room