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Hats Off to History with Lori Pires

Back by popular demand!
Join local collector Lori Pires for a fascinating and delightful talk on her extensive 500+ hat collection, amassed over the last 40 years! 
Whether it is an antique beaded Iroquois hat from the 19th century; or the century old custodian helmet worn by police in Venice; or a mind-blowing Chinese Miao hat delicately layered with hand-hammered silver figures; Lori captures unique bits of cultural history with her unusual collection.
Free and open to all.
Check out some of the selected pieces, including the ones described above, that are on display at the Library through the end of April.
Event Location: 
Queset House, 1st Floor Presentation Commons