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July 26, 2023

Contact: Beverly Whitcomb
Fred and Addie Drummond Home, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 918-352-5583

Drummond Home to Feature Antique Handkerchiefs Exhibit in August

HOMINY, Okla. — The Fred and Addie Drummond Home will have antique handkerchiefs displayed in the historic home throughout August.

The special collection of dainty squares of fabric will feature a variety of cheerful designs. In the late 1800s, women often carried a handkerchief to dab their nose and dry a tear. Before the mass production of disposable facial tissues after the Spanish Flu of 1918, handkerchiefs were commonly carried by men and women. Women of the 19th century, like Adeline Drummond, elevated handkerchiefs through the skill of embroidery and tatting, adding monograms and designs.

The exhibit will remain open through Wednesday, August 31. It is included with paid admission.

The Fred and Addie Drummond Home is located at 305 N. Price Ave. in Hominy. It is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Call 918-352-5583 for more information.

The Fred and Addie Drummond Home 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 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.


Editor’s Note: Photos of the Drummond Home are available upon request.

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