On Tuesday, September 26 at 6:00 PM, Dr. Mari Halkovich will offer a presentation on the fashion and jewelry worn by the seven presidential First Ladies from Ohio.
The First Ladies not only followed the fashion trends of the time, but were instrumental in creating new fashion styles that women throughout the United States followed.
Dr. Halkovich will talk about and show photographs of fashions worn by First Ladies Anna Harrison, Lucy Hayes, Lucretia Garfield, Caroline Harrison, Ida McKinley, Helen Taft, and Florence Harding.
Dr. Halkovich will have on display, from her own personal collection, antique jewelry, accessories, and clothing from the time periods mentioned in her presentation.
Dr. Halkovich, a former school district superintendent, owns Vintage Vanities Jewelry and teaches classes on antique and vintage jewelry at the University of Akron.
This event is free and open to the public.