Selected Community Events


The Rule of the Hat

Jan 12, 2013 - Mar 17, 2013 1 & 3pm

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, 411 Kent Street, Rockford IL 61102
“The Rule of the Hat” exhibit shares the headwear of the Tinker collection focusing on styles dating from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century. Not only will this exhibit explore the styles of headwear but will also focus on the changing etiquette and rules of the hat. From the earliest recorded history, hats have conveyed meaning and set messages about the wearer and was the quickest, most effective, and dramatic way to show the personality and status of the wearer. It not only brought attention to the head but was used to show pride, humor, resourcefulness, and imagination with a variety that few other items of clothing can emulate. January 12- March 17. Tours are Tuesday-Sunday at 1pm and 3pm.
Ashley Downing