Fort Wayne, Indiana
Allen County Public Library will be hosting a special event, Journey Through The Generations with Our Veterans, on Friday, August 23, 2013, during the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference. The event begins at 6pm and includes extended research hours in the genealogy department until midnight. At 7pm there will be a presentation about Fort Wayne and its role in the War of 1812. At 7:30pm the Commemorative War of 1812 Quilt will be awarded. A desert buffet will be held from 7:45-8:30pm.
The highlight of the evening will be a grand Civil War-era ball in the two-story Great Hall from 8:30-9:30pm. Guest are encouraged to “dress for the occasion.” Hopefully great grandma was your size. If not, there is still enough time to make a ball gown. Patterns can be found online and at fabric stores. As for material, remember Miss Scarlet made one of her dresses out of a pair of curtains.
I am looking forward to seeing all these elegantly dressed ladies wandering around downtown Fort Wayne. Or better yet -- how many hoop skirts can you fit in an elevator. Sounds like a rather fun evening no matter how you look at it.
Registration is required. Tickets are $10.