Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Hats Off to Historical League models at January 3 meeting

"Arizona Women who Might Have Worn My Hats" was the title of the program by Linda Starr at the January 3rd Historical League meeting. Linda has loved hats since she was 19 and has a hat collection spanning more than 140 years.
She has more than 200 hats, found in antique stores, estate shows, and garage sales,  and from friends who gave her their grandmothers' beloved hats. Her collection took off in the 1990s when she started doing vintage fashion shows in Scottsdale for the Scottsdale Historical Society as a fund raiser. They had beautiful clothes but no hats and no accessories, so Linda started searching for them. Linda, who resides in Sedona but spent many years in Paradise Valley, has given programs at the Arizona Costume Institute of the Phoenix Art Museum, the Questers,  the Butterfly Museum,  and many others.  She is a life member of the Sedona Historical Society and Scottsdale Historical Society, and member of the Sedona Questers and Palatki Questers.
It was great fun to see several Historical League members modeling the hats: Jan Murray, Mary Garbaciak, Mary Parker and Mariamne Moore. Group photo includes Diane Smith (back row) and Linda Fritsch (front row) with Lynda (middle front).