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Start Date: 3/11/2014
End Date: 3/11/2014
Event Times: 6:30–8:30 pm

Contact Info

E-mail: museum@

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

Taste Traditions of Wisconsin: Secrets of Smart Dressing with Wisconsin's Best-Dressed Actress, Lynn Fontanne (Sold Out)

Mount Mary University Historic Costume Collection Curator Elizabeth Gaston will highlight the stage wardrobe of Lynn Fontanne from the 1920s to the 1960s. Why was she known as "The Best-Dressed Actress of Broadway?" What are the elements of tasteful dressing? Learn what she did to transform herself from an awkward tomboy to an elegant leading lady, and see one of Fontanne's stunning dresses on display as part of the museum exhibit, Wisconsin Women of Style. Dinner will be provided by Blue Plate Catering.

Ticket Info: This event is sold out. Call 608-264-6555 to be added to a waiting list in the event of cancellations.

Registration Deadline: 3/4/2014

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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