The National Hat Museum Brings ‘Feathering the Hat’ Exhibit to the Capitol for the Month of August

The National Hat Museum located in Portland, Ore., in partnership with the Capitol History Gateway Project, is bringing an exhibit to the Capitol titled “Feathering the Hat.” The exhibit is a look at the hat fashion in the late 1800s and early 1900s. 

Milliners (hat makers) know that a hat is part sculpture, part architecture, part trimming and part craftsmanship. A hat is wearable art. This exhibit will present a myriad of examples across various time periods, while revealing the intriguing story of Vida Moore, a young aspiring milliner in 1913.

This exhibit will be on display August 1-30 in the Capitol Galleria. It is free and open to the public during building hours, M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The building will also be open on Saturday, August 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Multicultural Day at the Capitol, and the exhibit will be accessible then.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Oregon State Capitol Foundation as part of the Capitol History Gateway Project.

For more information about the exhibit, please contact the National Hat Museum at 503-319-0799 or visit To contact the Capitol, please call Visitor Services at the Oregon State Capitol at 503-986-1388 or go to events at

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