A New Era: Women, Their Hats and Social Change

American social structures changed after World War II.  The austerity of the war years was shaken off and a booming new era of prosperity had begun.  American women's fashion, including the world of accessories, flourished.  Sparta Historical Society's spring exhibit held at the Van Kirk Homestead Museum encompasses the specific time period of the baby boomers, from 1946-1965, when hats and fashion accessories blossomed and then subsequently began to fade as casual lifestyles came into play.   FREE

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  1. Sparta Historical Society
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  3. spartahistoricalsocnj@gmail.com
Sun, June 25
1:00 pm — 4:00 pm
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American social structures changed after World War II. The austerity of the war years was shaken off and a booming new era of prosperity had begun. American women's fashion, including the world of accessories, flourished. Sparta Historical Society's spring exhibit held at the Van Kirk Homestead Museum encompasses the specific time period of the baby boomers, from 1946-1965, when hats ...

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To the editor:

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