North Adams: Hat exhibit on view at Museum of History

Friday November 16, 2012

The North Adams Museum of History and Science’s new temporary exhibit, "Hats: Their Creators and Sellers," is on view in the gallery.

This exhibit shows samples of hats made locally by milliners, such as Mary Hatton, Anne Kelly and Louise Andrews, as well as those made in New York or Paris sold in millineries or department stores. New fall styles are featured, along with Easter bonnets.

The exhibit can be viewed during regular museum winter hours, Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., November through April, in Building 5A Western Gateway Heritage State Park, or by appointment.

The temporary gallery is located on the first floor of the three-story museum and is handicapped-accessible.

In conjunction with "Hats," Robert Campanile will present the lecture, "Off the Top of My Head: A History of Hats," at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, in the Shippers Office.

Admission to both Museums is free. Information:, (413) 664-4700 or


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