Milton Sesquicentennial Hat and Buttons

Title

Milton Sesquicentennial Hat and Buttons

Subject

Milton Sesquicentennial
Hats
Buttons

Description

During Milton's Sesquicentennial (150 year) celebration in 1967, men were encouraged to dress in 1817 style. This included wearing a hat and growing a beard. In April, the Brothers of the Brush vowed not to shave their facial hair until Sesquicentennial Week in June. During Sesquicentennial Week, a beard judging competition occurred, awarding participant's beards in ten different categories.

Date

1967

Coverage

Milton, PA

Identifier

Reeder_Brenda-Susquicentennial Top Hat and Coins-01

Source

Information about the Milton Sesquicentennial was drawn from articles by George Venios, published by Standard Journal:
http://www.standard-journal.com/news/article_5b73716f-7306-5f86-8fd6-f777be91c2a4.html
http://www.standard-journal.com/news/article_ff504a6c-20c9-5740-9b1d-10d1b4aa4bac.html

Files

Reeder_Brenda-Susquicentennial Top Hat and Coins-01.jpg

Citation

“Milton Sesquicentennial Hat and Buttons,” Pennsylvania History Harvest, accessed November 19, 2017, http://pahistoryharvest.com/items/show/414.