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Start Date: 3/8/2014
End Date: 3/8/2014
Event Times: 1–2 pm

Contact Info

E-mail: museum@

Phone: 608-264-6555
Fax: 608-264-6575

From Bonnets to Hats, 1830-1930

Bonnets used to be the de rigueur headwear for women, but by the 1920s no modern women would be caught dead wearing an old-fashioned bonnet instead of a stylish hat. Leslie Bellais, curator of costume and textiles at the Wisconsin Historical Society, will explore the reasons for this change from bonnets to hats while also looking at stylistic changes over time. She will illustrate her presentation with bonnets and hats from the Society's collection and reproductions for audience members to model.

Ticket Info: Suggested donation of $2 per person

Location Description: Four floors of changing exhibit galleries, permanent exhibits and the museum store — located on Madison's Capitol Square

Venue: Wisconsin Historical Museum

Address: 30 N Carroll St

City: Madison

Accessibility Info: The site is fully accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.

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