Fashion Show, Upcoming Talk Event at Rodman Library

Fashion will be in the spotlight in March and April at the Rodman Public Library.

Just in time for Women’s History Month, the Alliance Area Preservation Society will present “The Fashion of History,” an eight-week exhibit in the Rodman Gallery. The exhibit, curated by Chrystal Robinson-Shofroth, opens March 7 and runs through April 30.

Sponsored by Mac’s Attic and Pocket Change Antiques, the exhibit will showcase vintage and historic fashion and where these styles may have been worn in the Alliance from the 1800s to the 1970s.

The exhibit will include photographs of fashions over the decades taken in the Haines household and modeled by Jena Taylor, Jaclyn Picone and Amy McClure. It will feature vintage clothing and accessories, as well as educational posters that list fashion staples throughout each decade.

Exhibits will include snippets of Alliance history from the same period and photos of Carnation City sites. Children’s fashion from each period as well as vintage accessories will be exhibited in showcases.

“The exhibition encourages young people to learn about the history of Alliance while discovering the fashion worn from the 1800s to the 1970s in various places or events in each period,” said Robinson-Shofroth, member of the board of directors of Alliance. ‘Alliance. Area Preservation Society.

A special presentation at 6:30 p.m. on March 7 will officially open “The Fashion of History.” The guest speaker will be Sara Hume, a professor and curator at the Kent State University Museum whose research in the history of clothing has focused on the intersections between fashionable and traditional clothing and the global reach of the clothing industry. the fashion.

A Q&A will follow Hume’s talk, with Robinson-Shofroth, owner of GhostRighterz.

The event will be streamed live on the Rodman Public Library Facebook page. Registration is required to attend the opening night, at

Robinson-Shofroth said several of the exhibits will be available for sale at Mac’s Attic after the exhibit ends.

Other Rodman activities

CRAFTS FOR CHILDREN – Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to the Rodman Public Library at 4 p.m. on March 10 to make a paper clover wreath. Children’s craft programs are held monthly and all materials are provided by the Friends of Rodman Library. Space is limited and registration is required at, or by calling 330-821-2665, ext. 223.

MANUFACTURER MONDAY – Crafters will create a bunny bookmark at a gathering at 7 p.m. on March 21 in the main auditorium of the Rodman Public Library. Led by Nicole Brown, Maker Monday is a monthly in-person crafting program for adults. All materials are provided free of charge, thanks to Friends of Rodman Library, but space is limited and registration is required for each session. Register by calling 330-821-2665, ext. 107, or at

Joseph K. Bennett