New summer exhibit at Lima Historical Society

Lima Historical Society has a new Summer Exhibit  at the Tennie Burton Museum. The exhibit “One Hundred Years of Hats Made and Worn in Lima” opened on May 27 and runs throughout the summer. The museum is open on Sundays from 2-4 p.m. through the end of September.

This entertaining and educational exhibit of  ladies’ and girls’ hats dating from the mid 1800’s through the mid 1900’s  showcases Lima’s  Tennie Burton Museum’s  extraordinary collection of historic headwear and beaded purses, as well as original old photos of Lima women posing proudly  in their beautiful hats.  Come and see how drastically hat styles changed  throughout that century, when even in a small town like Lima, women followed national and international trends in clothing, hairstyles and the sometimes elaborate hats that complemented them.

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