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The long-tailed pheasant was first introduced to southern North Dakota in 1917. At that time, pheasant feathers were becoming popular accessories in the millinery industry, and feathered hats were in demand as haute couture for the wealthy.
Today I think of A. Kirk Lanterman who we lost a year ago. The State Historical Society of North Dakota and its Foundation miss him, a great friend. He never forgot North Dakota and we will never forget what he and his wife, Janet, did for education and tourism in North Dakota.
Remember those inexpensive boxed costumes and uncomfortable masks you’d buy at a local drug store? This week we’re providing a spook-tacular look at four Fashion & Function: North Dakota Style artifacts.
If you remember Saturday night baths and then being bundled in your pajamas and robe in front of the TV to watch The Lawrence Welk Show on a huge 17-inch screen, you will have your heartstrings strummed in Fashion & Function, scheduled to open in early 2021.
There’s a bit of Mannequin Madness going on in the collections preparation room! The Fashion & Function: North Dakota Style exhibit is taking shape! Get a first glimpse inside the prep area where a mannequin parade is lining up with a unique use of foil tape.
The AEM team continues to dress mannequins for Miss America’s appearance in the upcoming Fashion & Function: North Dakota Style exhibit. You’ll be able to view her Miss America sash and beautiful black velvet coronation gown. The coronation gown is gorgeous, and Cara’s North Dakota story of persistence and grit in attaining her Miss America role is inspiring.