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The Language of the Fan Exhibit

Date(s): 3/30/2013, 3/31/2013, 4/1/2013, 4/2/2013, 4/3/2013, 4/4/2013, 4/5/2013, 4/6/2013, 4/7/2013, 4/8/2013, 4/9/2013, 4/10/2013, 4/11/2013, 4/12/2013, 4/13/2013, 4/14/2013, 4/15/2013, 4/16/2013, 4/17/2013, 4/18/2013, 4/19/2013, 4/20/2013, 4/21/2013, 4/22/2013, 4/23/2013, 4/24/2013, 4/25/2013, 4/26/2013, 4/27/2013, 4/28/2013, 4/29/2013, 4/30/2013, 5/1/2013, 5/2/2013, 5/3/2013, 5/4/2013, 5/5/2013, 5/6/2013, 5/7/2013, 5/8/2013, 5/9/2013, 5/10/2013, 5/11/2013, 5/12/2013, 5/13/2013, 5/14/2013, 5/15/2013, 5/16/2013, 5/17/2013, 5/18/2013, 5/19/2013, 5/20/2013, 5/21/2013, 5/22/2013, 5/23/2013, 5/24/2013, 5/25/2013, 5/26/2013, 5/27/2013, 5/28/2013, 5/29/2013, 5/30/2013, 5/31/2013, 6/1/2013, 6/2/2013, 6/3/2013, 6/4/2013, 6/5/2013, 6/6/2013, 6/7/2013, 6/8/2013, 6/9/2013, 6/10/2013, 6/11/2013, 6/12/2013, 6/13/2013, 6/14/2013, 6/15/2013, 6/16/2013

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, 411 Kent Street, Rockford, IL 61102
The Language of the Fan Exhibit March 30- June 16. From batting flies to a symbol of royalty, the fan has witnessed dramatic changes in its history. Even though its origin remains wrapped in obscurity, the hand fan has survived for thousands of years by simply adapting to fit a variety of needs. From fashion to religion, battle to ceremony the usefulness of the fan has not wavered throughout the centuries. One of the most prized possessions in most societies, the fan tells the stories and histories of the cultures and individuals who used them. As its uses became more involved, the fan became more intricate in design and a language developed among the aristocratic and genteel branch of society. Women learned to maneuver their fans to convey secret messages to suitors. Although the romantic language of the fan has all but vanished from the modern day, its usefulness as a ceremonial piece and cooling device has remained, making it an object of curiosity and charm. Tours are at 1 and 3pm Tuesday thru Sunday. Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, 411 Kent Street, Rockford, IL 61102
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