Milford Library Presents Shoes Through the Decades

Milford Library Presents “Shoes Through the Decades” via Zoom May 4 at 7pm

Are you curious about the footwear of years gone by?  If so, join us as we explore the evolution of shoes from the reign of Queen Victoria through the decades of the 20th Century.  We will discover the changes that occurred in footwear for women and men of the 19th and 20th centuries, emphasizing the influences that precipitated these changes. This presentation will be given by Karen Antonowicz, a specialist in historical fashion.

Karen (Ren) Antonowicz has her Master’s Degree in Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, & Design with a concentration in Historic Costume & Textiles.  She taught History of Fashion and other courses full time at the college level for 13 years.  Ren and her husband, Mike, opened Nostalgia Antiques & Collectibles, a 3-floor co-op located on historic Wickenden St. in Providence, RI and ran the business for five years. Ren continues to follow her passion for historic costume by conducting fashion era presentations at libraries, senior centers, schools, historical societies, and historic homes. ​​​Ren and Mike moved to Quechee, VT in May 2019 and opened Nostalgia Café at Quechee Gorge in December 2020.


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