Please observe changing seasonal hours
November 1 through April 30, the site is open 10-5 Fridays and Saturdays. We accept reservations for schools and other organized groups for tours during the week.
Hat Wearing Ladies of Intellect and Industry in the Victorian Age
While the Victorian age may be more generally known for delicate ladies and fainting couches, author Cynthia Marek Lundeen invites you to explore the lives of Coco Chanel and Lilly Dache, whose intellect and industry created business empires founded on the creative design of fine millinery.
Hat making equipment from the era will be on display, including wooden hat blocks and several of First Lady Lucretia Garfield's own favorite hats. The author will be available to sign copies of her new book The Victorian and Edwardian Ladies Guide to Business and Millinery Style Book with Observations for the 21st Century.
This FREE program is at 1pm on Saturday, March 9 in the Visitor Center auditorium. No reservations are needed.
Did You Know?
The wallpaper in James A. Garfield's home and a side table in the Memorial Library have a spider web motif. Victorians believed that house spiders brought good luck and good fortune to the inhabitants.