Hold On To Your Hats!

An exhibit in the east wing of D.H. Hill Library

January 14 - June 6, 2010

Once upon a time (and perhaps even now), what you wore on your head said as much about you as your clothes, your shoes, or your hairstyle. Maybe even more than whether you are a MAC or a PC, a Blackberry or iPhone person. Once upon a time, the stylish among us could make a statement (we’re not sure exactly what it was) by wearing seagulls on their heads.

Explore what hats have traditionally said about their wearers at the “Hold onto Your Hats” exhibit in the D. H. Hill Special Collections Gallery through the beginning of June. Sponsored by the NCSU Libraries and the Gregg Museum of Art and Design, the exhibit displays 120 hats from the US and across the globe—and from the days when every freshman at NC State had to wear a beanie.

The collection is a great snapshot into history, culture, and the shifting values of society. And a lot of fun.

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Curator to Hold a Brown Bag on the Roles that Hats have Played on February 24

Bring your lunch and chat with the Curator of the "Hold on to Your Hats!" exhibit, Mary Hauser, Registrar at the Gregg Museum, about what hats can tell us about culture and history. The Brown Bag will be held in the Libraries' Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, East Wing, D.H. Hill Library from noon to 1 p. m. on February 24, 2010.

Join Us for Hat Making in the Brickyard on April 7

You bring your creativity; the Scrap Exchange, a creative reuse center from Durham, will be on hand with a multitude of hat-making paraphernalia.

For more information please contact Adam Berenbak at either adam_berenbak@ncsu.edu or 919-513-0131.