Do you remember the LaFontisee sisters (Kate, Ella, and Lucy) and their millinery shop at 307 Beltrami Avenue in the 1950s?

These women purchased Mrs. Conger’s Parlor in 1912 and had a long career in the business, but there were also other interesting and independent women who made up the dressmaking and millinery industry here in Bemidji.  These two occupations gave women social stature and a way to support themselves long before the days of Rosie the Riveter.

Join us for conversation on Tuesday, March 23rd at 12:30pm in the Bemidji Senior Center dining room.

*Space is limited, so please call ahead to sign up at 751-8836.*

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