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NEWTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY FOLLOWS THE FASHION TRAIL--Maybe you remember Grandma's old blue dress and serious shoes or Dad's best suit and hat, but did you ever wonder why they wore what they wore? Join the Newtown Historical Society in exploring From Bonnets to Bell Bottoms: A Century of Connecticut Fashion, presented by Karen DePauw, Research and Collections Associate at the Connecticut Historical Society, on March 9, 7.30 PM, in the meeting room of the Booth Library, 25 Main Street. The program will explore how clothing communicates who we are, what we do, and the society in which we live. It will examine everything from military inspiration during the Civil War to the influence of political liberalism in the 1960s. Recall the clothing of your ancestors, your parents, and your own fashion choices as we take this little trip through over 100 years of fashion. You can even contribute to the discussion by bringing a favorite garment and sharing your memories! All Newtown Historical Society programs are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the presentation.