Salem Museum Speaker Series looks back at the Roaring Twenties

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On Monday, July 16 at 7 p.m., the Salem Museum will be presenting A Choice Bit of Calico: Clothing for the Jazz Babies. After the deprivations of WWI, the decade that followed – the Roaring Twenties – was a time of economic prosperity and great cultural change.

This Salem Museum Speaker Series talk takes a look back at the clothing that defined the 1920s. There’s more to the era than flappers and bobs! Knickers, sporting wear, bobbed hair and finger waves…come see what they wore for every day, as well as special occasions. This event is free and open to the public.

This fun and informative talk is presented by Sarah Nucci, the Curator of Education for the Town of Wytheville. She is a graduate of Mary Washington College with a BA in Historic Preservation and loves to study historic clothing and foodways throughout American History.

– Submitted by Frances Ferguson, Salem Museum & Historical Society Executive Director