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Caps, Capes and Characters

Weekend Festival

Included with museum admission

Sunday, October 14, 2012 from 10:30am - 4pm

Location: Peabody Essex Museum

Caps, Capes and Characters

Join in the fun at our weekend festival celebrating Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones. Explore hats, costumes and imagination through lively storytelling, mime performances and artist demonstrations. Make your own hat and costume accessories to wear home!


Millinery Me | 10:30 am-2:30 pm | Atrium

Get inspired by everyday objects and create your own hat masterpiece.


Mickey Mouse's The Prince and the Pauper | 10:45-11:15 am | Morse Auditorium | Reservations by October 11

In this animated Disney Storybook Favorite, a poor young Mickey and his friends help a sheltered prince with a familiar face discover the truth about his own kingdom. 1990. Rated G.

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Monster Feet | 11 am-3 pm | Atrium

Decorate a pair of feet to express your inner Wild Thing.


A Head for Balloons | 12:30-3 pm | Atrium

Balloon artist Nate Murphy creates and hands out wild and wacky hats with a few simple twists.


Comic Mime: Expression and Transformation | 1-1:45 pm and 3-3:45 pm | Atrium

Costume is a vital piece of transformation, but so is imagination! Join award-winning performer Robert Rivest for this engaging exploration of comedy and communication.


Paper Beads | 1-4 pm | Pop-Up Art & Nature Center

Create one-of-a-kind beads out of colorful patterned paper.


Hat Design and Construction | 1-4 pm | Bartlett Gallery

Meet professional hatter Orland Palacios from Worth & Worth, NYC, and discover the tools and techniques of hat making.


Canine Crusader! | 2-3 pm | Meet at information desk | Reservations by October 11

Dex might be smaller than most of the dogs in his neighborhood, but he has the biggest heart. Now he just needs the right outfit to show his friends who he really is—Superdog! Follow Dex’s super adventures in this story by Caralyn Buehner and then create and decorate your own superhero cape.

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Henry the Hatter | 2:15-3:15 pm | Bartlett Gallery | Reservations by October 11

Henry Goldstein was a cornerstone of the hat-making world for 50 years. In his studio in Lynn, Mass., he created hats for notable figures of the mid-1900s such as Boston Mayor James Michael Curley, prizefighter Rocky Marciano and Cardinal Richard Cushing. Discover more about this local hat maker with his son, Stanley Goldstein, hat maker Orlando Palacios and Kate Luchini, director of the Lynn Museum. If you have one of Henry's hats, please wear it to the presentation!


Made possible by the Lowell Institute

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