It's sure to be a roaring edition of ‘Tuesday Night at the Museum’ at the Lennox & Addington County Museum & Archives in Napanee! On Tuesday, January 15th at 7pm, join Norma Shepherd for the first Tuesday Night at the Museum of the new year.
Enjoy a vintage fashion show! Roll down your stockings, throw on some beads, and scoop some Bees Knees punch as the museum presents Gatsby Garments: What They Wore to Roar. Travel back in time to the gin joints and speakeasies, boudoirs and beaches of the roaring twenties, for an intimate look at authentic fashion artefacts from this unique fashion period.
Admission is only $3 and tickets are available at the door. 'Tuesday Night at the Museum' is a monthly feature at the L&A County Museum & Archives, located at 97 Thomas Street East in Napanee. For more information about a wide array of programming, please visit www.CountyMuseum.ca or call 613-354-3027.
About Norma Shepherd (AKA The Hat Lady)
Historic Clothing Collector and Author
Norma Shephard is the founder and director of the Mobile Millinery Museum, a unique travelling museum whose “working hats” have raised funds for diverse causes; from homeless teens in rural Ontario, to cancer research and diagnostic equipment, to a women’s and children’s shelter in Israel. Shephard’s use of hats, shoes, and bridal gowns as cultural story blocks to prompt the telling of tales, myths, and legends transforms audience members into folklore informants, eager to share their own reminiscences.
Recognized as an historian and authority on vintage costume, Shephard has appeared on Canada A.M., CBC Morning, CBC Fresh Air, CBC Ontario Today, CH Morning Live, Breakfast Television, Canadian Living Television, This Morning Live, Main Street, CKCO, The Source, and Neighbour to Neighbour and has been featured in numerous print media. Shephard is the subject of a biography by Patricia Boyle, entitled The Hat Lady. “What Martha has done for the domestic arts, Norma is doing for museum curatorship,” says Boyle. “She has taken material history out of the archives and into the community, presenting it in new and exciting ways. When I realized that Norma was being recognized internationally I knew it was time for a book.”