My millinery colleagues, David and Sheila, and I used our mutual day off this Monday to visit the museum in Dundas, Ontario, where hats were on display. Sheila had told us about the guest curator, Norma Shephard, and her Mobile Hat Museum some time ago, so we jumped at the chance to go see Finishing Touch: The Milliners’ Art & The Hatters’ Trade while the jumping was good.
It was a gorgeous day, and the town of Dundas, next door to Hamilton, was just beautiful. We poked about the main street and had a lovely lunch before visiting the tiny, perfect museum, where admission is by donation.
We made a beeline for the hat display, and spent a very fast hour ooh-ing and aah-ing over Ms. Shephard's collection. It was wonderful, and truly exceeded our expectations. I don't want to tell you everything we saw and loved and wanted to try to make ourselves -- I want you to go see it for yourself. Time is of the essence; the display is ending June 13.