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10/05/15

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Contact: Erin Brown
Pawnee Bill Ranch, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 918-762-2513
ebrown@okhistory.org
www.okhistory.org/pawneebill

Pawnee Bill Ranch to Host Style Show

Pawnee, Okla. — On October 24, 2015, at 2 p.m., the Pawnee Bill Ranch will host a Black and White style show. The style show will feature a diverse array of local models of all ages modeling nearly 75 pieces clothing from a golden age of American fashion—the 1920s. The 1920s were a time of great cultural change and these changes were reflected in dramatic shifts in fashion. Clothing from 1900–40 also will be featured.

The style show will be narrated by Martha Ray, former director of historic homes for the Oklahoma Historical Society. She will provide historical context for the garments and also offer detailed commentary on each piece worn. The clothing in the show will be black, white, or a combination of black and white.

Many of the pieces were given to Ray by a local business when new owners started cleaning out the building and found original dresses from the time period with the price tags still attached. The garments are in near-perfect condition, and these original pieces as well as reproduction articles of clothing will be shown. Care has been taken to ensure that the fabric and styles of the reproductions are true to the time period. Models also will wear period appropriate accessories and other colors will be utilized as accents.

Reservations are recommended for the style show. The fee is $5 per person. Please call 918-762-2513 for more information or to make a reservation. The Pawnee Bill Ranch is located one-half mile west of Pawnee on U.S. Highway 64.

The Pawnee Bill Ranch is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains 31 museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.





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