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.