Whately Historical Society features 20th-century fashion
Old scouting uniforms at the Whately Historical Society Museum. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »
Jane Grybko and Gail Tilton, Curators of the Whately Historical Society Museum in the old Center School, with Fashions of the 2oth Century. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »
Hats at the Whately Historical Society Museum. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »
WHATELY — For the next year, old Boy Scout uniforms, wedding dresses, hats and flapper dresses from past and present Whately residents will be on display in the Center School.
The Whately Historical Society is featuring fashions of the 20th century for this year’s annual museum exhibit.
The society is holding its annual spring festival on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Center School.
The museum exhibit opening follows the Memorial Day services.
Baked goods, hot dogs, hamburgers, beverages and free ice cream served from the “milk bottle” stand at the Center School will be provided. Music will be performed by Ruth Leahey and Sam Jackson.
The exhibit’s theme was created by accident as several Whately residents cleaned through old belongings and discovered treasure troves of Whately’s past. Items include early 20th century hats and gloves, aprons, scarves, fashionable dresses, an old nursing uniform and sewing machine.
“They’re in remarkably good condition,” said Adelia Bardwell of the Historical Society. “This is such a varied collection of memorabilia.”