The following is from the Kansas Historical Society:
The Kansas Historical Society announced Head Bling! is the new temporary exhibit at Kansas Museum of History. This exhibit, which features headwear from the beautiful to the bizarre, opens Tuesday, April 24 and runs through Sunday, July 29. The Kansas Museum of History is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday and 1 – 5 p.m. Sunday. The Museum is located at 6425 S.W. 6th Avenue, Topeka. Admission fee is $8 adults, $6 children. Children five and under and members of the Kansas Historical Foundation are admitted free. For more information, call 785-272-8681 or visit kshs.org.
A broad variety of hats are represented, from the functional piece of a uniform to ceremonial and fashionable creations, including a Mexican sombrero and an American Indian headdress. Women’s bonnets and hats from the late 19th century to the present are on display, with coins and black pine needles among the more unusual fashion adornments. Famous headwear includes Carry Nation’s hat and veil, Harry Truman’s hat, Miss America Debbie Bryant’s crown, and Survivor winner Danni Boatwright’s hat.