Symposium Session – Mad About Hats

Mad About Hats

Presented by Mark Gist

A guide to mens’ hat and cap styles in the 19th century.

There was more to 19th century headgear than top hats.

During the 19th century hats and caps not only protected your head, they also showed your social class, your profession, and possibly your politics (does anyone remember the Wide Awake Party?).


Mark GistMark Gist has been wearing hats since well before his hair thinned . . .

He has been a historic reenactor for 40+ years and historic adviser to the (now-closed) Columbus Santa Maria for 20+ years.

Gist the navigator for the Airship Dauntless and has been giving presentations on Early Colonial America and on Navigation for years.


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