September 28, 2020 - January 29, 2021
Hats keep us warm, help us stay cool, and protect us. They keep the sun out of our eyes. Hats express our sense of style, and they help show who we are and what we do.
In this city named Medicine Hat, the Esplanade has over two hundred hats in its artefact collection. These range from a 19th century Siksika headdress up to a Maverick’s baseball cap. Plain or ornate, practical or not—every hat has a job to do. Explore the history and traditions of hats in Topping it Off.
The Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre acknowledges the financial support of the Alberta Museum Association