Bespoke: Millinery from the Permanent Collection honors Roanoke resident and History Museum volunteer Sara Airheart for her 95th birthday. This millinery exhibit showcases the ostentatious, demure and highly fashionable hats that once graced the windows of downtown Roanoke’s storefronts.
Ranging from the mourning bonnets of the 1870s to the feathered fancies of the 1890s, and from the 1920s to the 1950s fascinators and pillboxes, the myriad of styles, shapes, and materials illustrate that there is a bespoke hat for every occasion.
Bespoke will be located upstairs in the Norfolk Gallery of the museum.
This exhibition is sponsored in part by the friends of Sara Airheart.