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Final Week of “Hats!”

Hang on to your hats—this is your last opportunity to see the miracle of millinery that is "Hats!" at the Clark County Historical Museum (CCHM). The final day to view the exhibit was supposed to be Friday, Feb. 28, but the museum pulled a rabbit out of its—ahem, hat—and has extended the exhibit until Saturday, March 22. And that's no hat trick.

The Hats! exhibit explores the form and function of headwear in Clark County and beyond. Highlights from the museum’s collection include a bonnet that traveled along the Oregon Trail in 1852, a hat worn and donated by First Lady Mamie Eisenhower to a local women’s group;, a dress uniform hat belonging to General T.M. Anderson of the Vancouver Barracks, and a silk top hat worn by Amos F. Shaw to the first Washington State Legislature in 1889.

CCHM is located at 1511 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, and from 5 to 9 p.m. on the first Thursday of February through November. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors/students, $2 for children, $10 for families, and free for CCHS members and active duty military personnel and their families. For more information, call 360-993-5679 or visit www.cchmuseum.org.

Women’s History Month Luncheon

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).

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.

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.

 

Go Underground and Say Farewell to Hats!

Who says adulthood isn't fun? No one at the next Museum Underground, happening at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 7. This is a 21-and-over event, with fun things to drink and a happenin' local band, The Swingtown Vipers. (It's GOT to be good if it's got "swing" and "vipers" in its name, right?)

Museum Underground is a grown-up sort of party at the Clark County Historical Museum (CCHM), but there's nothing fusty or dusty or stiff-upper-lip about it. This lively soirée happens on the first Friday of every month, with live music, beer and wine, and light refreshments. Each month, Museum Underground features a different band, or artist, or both. March is special, however, because Undergrounders are bidding farewell to CCHM's popular exhibit, "Hats!" which is closing later this month after an extended run. Partygoers are encouraged to tip their hats—so to speak—to the theme by wearing their fanciest, most avant-garde headwear.

Tickets are $8 for CCHS members and $10 for non-members. RSVP by e-mailing info@cchmuseum.org or calling 360-993-5679. Tickets will also be available at the door.

 

 

Hats Off to “Hats!”

cchm07504tHang on to your hats—this is your last opportunity to see the miracle of millinery that is "Hats!" at the Clark County Historical Museum (CCHM). The final day to view the exhibit was supposed to be Friday, Feb. 28, but the museum pulled a rabbit out of its—ahem, hat—and has extended the exhibit until Saturday, March 22, to coincide with the Women's History Month Luncheon on Monday, March 17. And that's no hat trick.

The Hats! exhibit explores the form and function of headwear in Clark County and beyond. Highlights from the museum’s collection include a bonnet that traveled along the Oregon Trail in 1852, a hat worn and donated by First Lady Mamie Eisenhower to a local women’s group;, a dress uniform hat belonging to General T.M. Anderson of the Vancouver Barracks, and a silk top hat worn by Amos F. Shaw to the first Washington State Legislature in 1889.

CCHM is located at 1511 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, and from 5 to 9 p.m. on the first Thursday of February through November. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors/students, $2 for children, $10 for families, and free for CCHS members and active duty military personnel and their families. For more information, call 360-993-5679 or visit www.cchmuseum.org.