Ohio's first ladies are topic of historical society program
“Glitz and Glamour in the White House,” a program on the history, jewelry and fashion of Ohio’s presidential first ladies, is the featured topic for the Nov. 19 Bay Village Historical Society meeting.
Guest speaker Dr. Mari Halkovich will offer her highly acclaimed presentation, giving attendees a glimpse of Ohio’s fashion influence in the White House. Guests can view photos of each of Ohio’s first ladies and of various pieces of jewelry from their personal collections. Display cases will feature antique jewelry and accessories from the speaker’s own collection and will include period items like hair combs, mourning jewelry, cameos, coral jewelry and handkerchief pins. Tabletop displays will also exhibit feathered fans, detachable lace collars and other vintage clothing, tiaras, and books about the first ladies.
The 7 p.m. program will follow a 6 p.m. potluck dinner at the Bay Village Community House, 303 Cahoon Road. The historical society will provide the main course of turkey with stuffing and gravy. Guests are asked to bring their own place setting and an appetizer or side dish for 10 to share. Phone Cathy Flamentat 440-835-4472, or Doug Gertz at 440-554-6355, for information or to make a reservation.