What is the event about?
Is a hat a frivolous accessory or a necessity? Research of the history quickly indicates that hats have been both. Human beings sought protection from the elements; thus, hats had practical implications. However, they also were used for adornment, much like today. Hats have a long history as markers of status, occupation, and even political affiliation. Fashionistas and historians will have the opportunity to peruse San Diego’s most glamorous and extravagant hats through The Women’s Museum of California’s exhibit, "Talking Through Her Hat: Hats and the Women Who Wore Them". From decadent fascinators to traditional bucket hats, this historic collection will feature a rare view of hats from the museum’s collection and collectors in the community.