MAFFI Newsletter Minute - Vintage Purse Display at the Model A Museum


A new exhibit at the Model A Museum features vintage purses from the early 1900’s with special focus on the purses from the Model A Era.These lovely bags were recently donated by Cliff Ladman of West Milton, Ohio in memory of his wife Ruby, who had collected Model A Era fashions over a period of many years.

On September 16, 2017 during Model A Day at the Museum. Judith Coebly will be presenting a seminar entitled “Vintage in Style: From Pouch to Purse”. Her extensive display of purses from 1700 to mid 1930’s will be on display for you to view.Accompanying her power point presentation, you will receive 4 handouts: (1) History of the Handbag: From Pouch to Purse Timeline, (2) Definitions Helping Us Understand the History of the Handbag, (3) Victorian “Language of the Flowers” on Beaded Purses and Important Firsts used in Dating Handbags and (4). Bibliography.

Please come to the museum and see our new purse display and other beautiful fashion items that are on display.Make a point to visit us during Model A Day, September 16, 2017 and take in the seminar as well. Our museum has something for everyone who loves the Model A!

2017 MAFCA National Tour -- September 24 - 29

Paso Robles, California

UPDATED 4/11/2017

Beginning in Paso Robles, CA with dinner at the Estrella War Birds Museum, then touring out to Cambria, CA to pick up the Pacific Coast Highway. From there we will wind our way north on CA Hwy 1 to San Simeon and the Hearst Castle, then it is on up the coast to Half Moon Bay, Big Sur, Carmel, Monterey Bay, San Francisco and over the Golden Gate Bridge. The tour will end in Napa Valley.

Information Sheet: click here  
Itinerary and Registration Form: 
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Info: Eddie Pruett