Explorer Day: Fashion Takes Flights

April 17, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Explorer Day: Fashion Takes Flights

Looking for kid-friendly activities over the school break? Head to the Cazenovia Public Library for three fun and educational “Explorer Day” events. Registration is requested. Call or stop by the Library to reserve a spot. These programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library. All events at the Cazenovia Public Library are free and open to the public. For more information, call 315-655-9322 or visit cazenoviapubliclibrary.org.

“Fashion Takes Flight” workshop: 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. on April 17.

Museum Educators Pat Hill and Julie Shotzberger invite children ages 6-11 to the Library Museum for a special workshop based on the Library’s “Fashion Takes Flight” exhibit.

The program will explore the popularity of feathers in 19th century fashion. This trend led hat makers around the world to produce large, extravagant hats featuring not only feathers, but also entire birds, nests and eggs. The phenomenon resulted in the devastation of several bird species and changed the lives of tenement workers responsible for creating feather accessories.

Participants will learn how these over-the-top fashions led to the formation of the Audubon society and the enactment of laws to protect bird populations. During the workshop, children will have the chance to create a Victorian-inspired, feather-adorned hat, a paper birdcage and a snowy egret feather collage.