Discover the “how tos” of costume design by the decades and the iconic pieces of clothing that define each era, including examples of garments from the first half of the 20th century.
Susan Collins Presents 1940s Costumes at the Kelley House Museum
Costume designer Susan Collins is the featured speaker Sunday, March 3, at Mendocino’s Kelley House Museum beginning at 4 p.m.. The long-time member and co-manager of the Performing Arts Production Alliance will host “Sunday Afternoon With PAPA: Costume Design by the Decade, 1910-1940.”
Susan Collins has been costuming for Mendocino Theatre Company productions and the Gloriana Musical Theater for a number of years, designing and creating costumes for both children and adults. She will discuss the “how tos” of costume design by the decades and the iconic pieces of clothing that define each era. Examples of garments from the first half of the 20th century will be on hand.
“Sunday Afternoon With PAPA” is part of an ongoing speaker series presented by Mendocino’s non-profit history museum six times per year. Admission for Kelley House members is $5 and $7 for the public. The talk is offered in conjunction with the museum’s winter exhibit, “Form & Function of Fashion: The Way We Wore,” which runs through March 18. Exhibit hours are Fridays through Mondays, 11AM-3PM, and admission is by suggested donation of $5.
The Kelley House is located at 45007 Albion Street, at Lansing, in Mendocino. For more information, please visit kelleyhousemuseum.org/PAPA or call 707-937-5791.
2019/03/03 - 2019/03/03
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Susan Collins will present information about PAPA and explain her involvement with the non-profit organization. Home to a large collection of costumes, properties and sets, Fort Bragg-based PAPA recently opened a new expanded facility at 900 N. Franklin.
Collins serves on the Board of Directors of the Native Daughters of the Golden West, as president of the Mendocino Coast District Hospital Auxiliary, and volunteers at the Fort Bragg Library, Point Cabrillo Light Station and the Kelley House Museum, where she is a docent. She has been described as “a delightful example of an individual pursuing her passion through service to others.”