"Historic Waco Foundation persistently reminds succeeding generations of how the city came to be what it is today".
Walk past these ionic columns, which are original to the house, and through the front doors to the Fort House to take a step back in time and view the Sunbonnet Exhibit. It will only be up for one more weekend so go see it while you still have the chance. The next exhibit will be all about Aprons. The following photos are just a sampling of what you will see!
Notice the Stitching and the tatting on this bonnet all made by hand.
This Bonnet was probably used in a wedding and the black one in the background was worn during a period of mourning.
Another close-up of hundreds of hand stitches
This bonnet belonged to Claire Masters Grandmother, the exhibit designer. It is probably made from cotton feed sack or flower sack material.
If you decide to see this exhibit before it closes, hopefully you will get a tour by Claire Masters herself. What a character ... She was a wonderful host to me and so knowledgeable.