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"Wisconsin Women of Style" Exhibit with Lunch Afterwards

The Wisconsin Historical Museum is a true Capitol Square gem, and it will be hosting a fascinating exhibit featuring elaborate gowns from the 1880s to 1980s worn by some of Wisconsin's most prominent ladies.

Since the late 19th century, wives and daughters of Wisconsin politicians and industrialists have sported exquisite and expensive attire from famous New York and Paris designers. These Wisconsin luminaries include members of the Pabst, Kohler, Fairchild, Knowles, Mead, and other families. These ladies dressed to meet royalty, attend their husbands' inaugurations, and host grand events and galas.

"Wisconsin Women of Style" showcases the very finest of these historical garments from the collections at Mount Mary University and the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Let's meet in the lobby of the Wisconsin Historical Museum to view this incredible exhibit together. A suggested donation of $4 for admittance is encouraged. Afterwards, we will select a downtown spot where we can enjoy a delicious, leisurely lunch.

Hope to see you there!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful gowns, fascinating historical exhibits, good food, and great company. A stellar way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

    January 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are heading to Cooper's Tavern for lunch if anyone would like to join us.

    January 25, 2014

  • Cynthia L.

    Yes. I and two of my friends still plan to attend today.

    January 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Also, next to Cooper's Tavern is Sunprint Cafe and an Indian place. I think they are open on Saturdays, so we do have several good lunch options close to the museum that would minimize walking in the cold.

    January 25, 2014

  • Gillian

    Sorry. Must cancel

    January 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The event is still on. I will be at the Historical Museum a few minutes before noon. We will still go to lunch afterwards. Folks are encouraged to attend and participate in whatever activities are comfortable for them. Cooper's Tavern is the closest lunch option, but I am open to other options too.

    January 25, 2014

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