August 15, 2022
Overholser Mansion to Host Fashion History Presentation on Shoes in Conjunction with “Early Influencers” Exhibit
OKLAHOMA CITY — On Thursday, August 18, at 6 p.m., the Henry and Anna Overholser Mansion will host a special program called "The Shoe Strides Forward: How Raising Hemlines Created the Shoes We Love Today," presented by Heather Franks. Franks is the organizer and curator of “Early Influencers: How Anna Overholser & Henry Ione Overholser Perry Set the Style for Oklahoma City Women, 1903–1929,” the current fashion exhibit at the Overholser Mansion. Guests will learn all about the history of shoes from the 1920s to the present day. After the presentation, Franks will lead a guided tour of the “Early Influencers” fashion exhibit. The exhibit will be on display until Wednesday, August 31.
Tickets for "The Shoe Strides Forward" are $10 and will be available at preservationok.org/shop beginning Monday, August 8. The Henry and Anna Overholser Mansion is located at 405 NW 15th St. in Oklahoma City.
Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. is the state’s only private, nonprofit membership organization that is dedicated to promoting, supporting and coordinating historic preservation activities throughout the state. To learn more about Preservation Oklahoma, please visit www.preservationok.org.
The Henry and Anna Overholser Mansion is an affiliate 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 and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains 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.