Hats to top off 'fashion show with a past' Saturday in Port Angeles

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Hats will be appropriate apparel for this fundraiser.

The Clallam County Historical Society will present Hats for Heritage, a luncheon and style show fundraiser from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Food, hat fashions and an opportunity to bid on silent auction items will be offered at the event at the Elks Naval Lodge, 131 E. First St.

Tickets are $20 for members of the historical society and Elks Lodge and $25 for nonmembers.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at the Elks Lodge or the historical society office at 933 W. Ninth St., which is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

During the luncheon, historical society volunteers will step out in stylish hats from the 1880s through the 1960s.

“You will learn about the hats and what was taking place nationally and locally at this 'fashion show with a past,'” said Kathy Monds, historical society director.

All those attending are encouraged to wear a hat.

It doesn't have to be historical.

“They can do anything they want to,” Monds said.

At one point in time, men and women would not venture outside without a hat, Monds said.

Elegant, bland, comic

Some hats were elegant, some were bland and some comic.

Those at the luncheon will see all types, including the “tarantula” hat, the “eyelash” hat, the “chicken” hat and the “lampshade” hat — all named for how they look, Monds said.

Hats are from the historical society's collection and from that of Adria Fuhrman of Forks, who also will be one of the models.

Six items will be available at the silent auction. Baby Grand, Aramark/Lake Crescent Lodge and Kokopelli Grill are among those that donated to the auction.

Individuals are donating a Schiaparelli hat and a copy of the book of Clallam County history, Jimmy Come Lately, which was published by the Clallam County Historical Society in 1971 and is no longer in print.

A photo from the historical society's collection also will be auctioned. It is provided courtesy of Pixel­Perfect and Karon's Frame Shop.

Event sponsors are First Federal and Jim's Pharmacy.

For more information, phone 360-452-2662 or email artifact@olypen.com.

Last modified: January 21. 2014 7:07PM
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