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A Story of Hats and Hatmaking  

From Lincoln's top hat to Chaplin's bowler, hats are an integral part of our history and culture. How do we wear our hats now versus earlier times? Hats had become a prominent clothing accessory in the 18th and 19th centuries. But, in the mid 20th century, hat wearing declined. While some attributed this to JFK's lack of wearing a hat, this lecture will explore a different, more complex story. Automobiles and other factors altered people's clothing needs. In addition to history, you will learn the intricate steps in hat making and materials, which will give you a new level of appreciation. Come hear a Boston milliner recount this fascinating history of hats with special attention to their institutional and cultural roles, plus discover the right hat for your personality and mood.


Classes will not be in session

Monday, November 11, 2019 (Veterans Day)
Wednesday evening -Saturday, November 27-30, 2019 (Thanksgiving)
Monday, January 20, 2020 (MLK Day)
Monday – Saturday, February 17-22, 2020 (February Vacation)

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Administrative Office: 2 Clark Road, Brookline, MA 02445
Brookline High School (Evenings and Saturday): 115 Greenough Street, Brookline, MA 02445
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 150, Brookline, MA 02446
Email: bacep@psbma.org
Telephone: 617-730-2700
Fax: 617-730-2674

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– Monday-Friday: 8:30am – 4:30 pm
Brookline High
– Monday-Thursday: 4:30pm – 9:30pm and
Saturday: 8:30am – 2:00pm
Please note: hours may change during the summer and holiday/vacation weeks.

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