Friday, April 13, 2007

Bonnet Brigade Beginnings

Greetings! While the Bonnet Brigade is still a work in progress, my pal Laurie and I have already had some success with our presentations. This past Februrary we spoke at a fundraiser in Brazoria, Texas for the Varner-Hogg Plantation Guardians who are working to improve the Texas State Park that was once the home of Texas Gov. Hogg and his philanthropic daughter Miss Ima Hogg (yes, she really did exist, but she didn't have a sister named Yura).

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Here is a link to the event's press release.

This picture is of Laurie talking about the c. 1867 brown silk wedding dress she is holding.

This picture shows part of my bonnet collection and the small display featuring information on the Texas General Land Office's Save Texas History program.
All in all the program was a success. We've had other invitations to speak and we'll be posting updates as they happen. Come back and visit!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007