Millinery Update: Women’s History Luncheon

You've surely heard that old trope, "A hat of beauty is a joy forever." Some people might say that hats are unecessary or frivolous. Those people might also say that fashion is unecessary and frivolous, but really, that's so last year. Anyway, hats are functional as well as fashionable: they warm your head in winter or keep the sun out of your eyes in summer. Hats are the frosting on the cake of your outfit, and what sweeter way to celebrate this wonderful accessory than at the Women's History Month Luncheon, to be held at the Clark County Historical Museum (CCHM) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, March 17?

The keynote speaker is Barbara Creager of Babette’s Hatworks, and she'll tell you everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask about hats: how to buy a hat that compliments you, how to choose the correct size, how to wear it properly, how to use hat pins, and how to store your hats, for starters. And for those attendees who feel that they don't have quite enough hats, Creager will also bring several hats to sell. This hats-themed luncheon complements the CCHM's current "Hats!" exhibit, which has been given an extended run until Saturday, March 22.

The Grant House will provide a buffet-style lunch, including half-sandwiches, green salad, pasta salad, seasonal fruit, miniature cheesecakes, berry tartlets, chocolate torte bites, coffee and iced tea. Tickets—which ought to be purchased soon, because this popular event is expected to sell out early—are $35 for Clark County Historical Society members and $40 for non-members. To secure your ticket, call the museum at 360-993-5679. And please, by all means, wear a hat.


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