NORTH ADAMS -- The North Adams Museum of History and Science’s new temporary exhibit, "Hats: Their Creators and Sellers," is now in the gallery.
This exhibit shows samples of hats made locally by milliners, such as Mary Hatton, Anne Kelly and Louise Andrews, as well as those made in New York or Paris sold in millineries or department stores. It is amazing to learn from city directories how many milliners we once had in North Adams with shops both downtown and in their homes.
New fall styles are featured, along with Easter bonnets.
The exhibit can be viewed during regular museum winter hours, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m., weekends only November through April, in Building 5A Western Gateway Heritage State Park, or by appointment. The temporary gallery is on the first floor of the three-story museum and is handicapped-accessible.
In conjunction with "Hats" Robert Campanile of the Visitors Museum in Building 4 will present a related lecture on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. in the Shippers Office. "Off the Top of My Head: A History of Hats" will be his topic.