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Lindsey Girlhood Hines
July 2, 2019 - 10:00 am until 2:00 pm
March in style at Charles City’s 4th of July Parade waering a hat decorated with assistance by the millinery specialists from the Carrie Lane Chapman Catt Museum. Carrie’s Marvelous Millinery will be open from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday July 2 at Stitches Fabric and Yarn Shoppe, 715 Kelly Mall, Charles City. Bring your own hat and the museum’s milliners will help you turn it into a frothy confection with ribbons, flowers, and plenty of tulle. Then wear it to march with the museum’s volunteers and staff as a suffragist in this year’s parade. Donations of $5 will cover hat-making supplies and will help with maintaining Carrie’s childhood home.
Carrie Lane Chapman Catt led the women’s suffrage movement when the 19th amendment passed in 1920, granting women the right to vote. She also founded the League of Women Voters. Her girlhood home has been meticulously restored brick by brick with funds and labor donated by the community. The home is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Silos and Smokestacks historic site. It is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day to visitors. For more information, call the museum at 641-228-3336.