Reservations for this limited-seating event are $10 each and must be
made by April 2 by calling 217-524-0901. The event is part of the
"Stitches in Time" series of historical clothing special events
scheduled in the Springfield area during the 2008 tourism season.
The afternoon will begin with a formal tea in the historic rooms of
the Vachel Lindsay Home. Then, textile expert Nancy Torgerson of
Forsyth will make a presentation about women's hat styles, using
historic hats from her own collection. A historic hat collection
assembled by Ednita Murdock of Springfield, including some with the
original hatboxes, will be displayed throughout the Lindsay Home
through the end of April and may be viewed that day.
Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site, administered by the
Preservation Agency, is the birthplace and longtime residence
Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, 1879-1931. It is open Tuesday through
Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. for free public tours.
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency news release received from
Illinois Office of
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