Debra Daubert Demystifies Summer Clothing Styles and Historic Scenes

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As people gathered to enjoy the halcyon days of summer with family and friends, the clothing they chose to wear for the occasion was positively an important factor. Debra Daubert, Curator of Exhibitions, will present “Oh, What Should I Wear?” at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 3 at the Oshkosh Public Museum.

In this presentation, Deb demystifies some of the summer clothing styles and local photographic scenes that served as an inspiration for the Dressed to Play! exhibition, which also features a variety of paraphernalia used for these memorable warm weather activities. It is suggested that attendees view this amusing exhibition prior to the presentation.

Broken down into several themes, Dressed to Play! includes a mixture of random time periods from around 1880 through 1950, allowing visitors to really discover how things have evolved or how they have relatively stayed the same. It is a reflection on the pleasant pursuits of summer from past generations, and it helps us appreciate innovation – let’s all be glad that we no longer wear wool on a hot day in July!

Dressed to Play!, on view at the Oshkosh Public Museum through May 19, is an exhibition of clothing with accompanying historic photographs showing scenes and people from past generations. The special presentation “Oh, What Should I Wear?” at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 3 is included with regular admission, and as always, admission is free for Museum Members.

The Oshkosh Public Museum is located at 1331 Algoma Boulevard. Regular hours are Tuesday–Saturday from 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m.–4:30 p.m. For more information about the Museum’s exciting events and exhibits, visit oshkoshmuseum.org, call 920.236.5799 or email museum@ci.oshkosh.wi.us.

As a non-profit regional history museum, the Oshkosh Public Museum is entrusted with the care of more than 300,000 collections and historical documents representing the history, culture and heritage of the region. Housed in the historic Sawyer home since 1924, the Museum is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places and is nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. An amazing resource for research and discovery, the Museum brings history to life through quality exhibitions and special programs, engaging guests in ways that inspire discovery.

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Karla Szekeres Oshkosh Public Museum Civic Contributor

The Oshkosh Public Museum is a non-profit regional history museum entrusted with the care of more than 300,000 historical photographs, documents, and artifacts that represent the history, culture and heritage of the region. Housed in the historic Sawyer home since 1924, the Oshkosh Public Museum is an amazing resource for research and discovery of Oshkosh and the Lake Winnebago region. Situated just off the Fox River near historic downtown Oshkosh, the Museum’s mission is to preserve the area’s colorful legacy, and to bring history to life through innovative exhibitions and educational programs that will both inspire and entertain guests of all ages and interests.

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