• Dr. Seuss, the Mad Hatter: A Peek Inside His Secret Closet Dr. Seuss had a unique remedy for writer's block. When the late author, the alter ego of Theodor Seuss Geisel, was penning his beloved Beginner Books for Random House in the 1960s, he'd have his editor in chief, Michael Frith, over to his house, where they'd work until the wee hours. And when they'd get stuck, according to "Dr. Seuss & Mr. Geisel" by Judith and Neil Morgan, Geisel would open a…
  • A Feather in Your Cap: How Women Wore Their Hats, from Marie Antoinette to WWII When I was about eight years old, I went up into my grandma's attic one day and found a little bonnet and a red plaid dress in a trunk. It looked liked something I’d seen in history class. I took it right down to grandma and asked her about it. She said, “That's the dress your great aunt wore when Lincoln's funeral train came through Syracuse.” So I called up the local Syracuse paper, and they …
  • A House for 1,000 Vintage Hats, and the People Who Love to Wear Them We have more than a thousand hats here at The Hat Museum. It’s the largest hat museum in the United States, and has twice as many hats as the Hat Works museum in England. Our collection comes from private collections, vintage clothing stores, estate sales, antique shows, hat shops, catalogs, other museums, and donations. We’ve given by-appointment tours of the house for 17 years. We started…