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READER SUBMITTED: "From Bonnets To Bell Bottoms: A Century Of Connecticut Fashion"

Visit the Enfield Public Library on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. for "From Bonnets to Bell Bottoms: A Century of Connecticut Fashion," presented by the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS).

Join Karen DePauw, research and collections associate at CHS, as she explores the clothing of our past. Clothing is something we use every day of our lives. Whether it has been passed down, owned for years, or just purchased yesterday, our clothing speaks volumes about who we are, what we do, and the society in which we live. Come see what has changed and what has stayed the same through 100 years of fashion history, from the 1860s to the 1960s.

Karen's interest in historic fashion began at a young age while volunteering at a living history site in her native Illinois. Through the years she has focused this passion for the past into a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a Master of Science degree focusing on historical costumes and textile conservation. Her work at CHS focuses around its 5,000 plus costume and textile collection spanning from the late 16th century to the present.

Karen invites you to join in the discussion and share your memories by bringing in your own favorite garment.

This program is a part of the CHS adult education program. To learn more about CHS and its programs, visit http://www.chs.org. CHS is located at 1 Elizabeth St. in Hartford.

All programs at the Enfield Public Library are free and all are welcome. To register for this program, please visit the Circulation Desk, or call 860-763-7512. For more information on upcoming Library events, please visit our website: http://www.enfieldpubliclibrary.org.

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