Telling the history of women’s hats


Schaefflers-Hats-6_17.jpg This Hillsboro Museums photo shows the millinery operated by Ida Schaeffler during the early 20th century at the Schaeffler Mercantile in downtown Hillsboro. The history of women?s hats will be the subject of a program from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 21, at ?Sunday Afternoon at the Schaefflers? at the historic Wm. F. Schaeffler House, 312 E. Grand in Hillsboro. Janelle Riedy of Abilene will talk about the history of women?s hats and Peggy Goertzen, director of the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies, will describe Ida Schaeffler?s millinery business. ?Sunday Afternoon at the Schaefflers? is hosted by the Friends of Hillsboro Museums as part of the summer?s centennial celebration of the Schaeffler House. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

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