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Museum of Fine Arts

address  225 Beach Dr. Northeast
 St. Petersburg, FL  33701
neighborhood Waterfront
phone (727) 896-2667
hours Mon.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Thu. 10 am-8 pm; Sun. noon-5 pm

Dorothy Height’s Hats

Dorothy Height’s Hats

Design, Fashion Show/Bridal, History/Science
The Civil Rights activist Dorothy Irene Height (1912-2010) was known for her courage, intelligence, leadership, standing straight – and hats. The 42 hats in the exhibition have been borrowed from The Dorothy I. Height Education Foundation in Washington, D.C. Height was almost never seen in public without a hat, and this exhibition displays many of her favorites. A number are full of history. She wore a vintage white mink hat at a meeting with Eleanor Roosevelt in 1938; a white, with red, white, and blue brim, at the 2008 Democratic National Convention that nominated President Barack Obama; and an aqua blue, with feather flowers, when she received the 2004 Congressional Gold Medal from President George W. Bush. On view through July 23.
Event Info: (727) 896-2667
Price: Museum admission: $17; children & students, $10; seniors & military, $15; children under 7, free
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