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March 2021

History at Home: How Our Places Were Named

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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“Ada is taken? Let’s go with Forada, since it’s for my wife.” Ever wonder how the places around Douglas County were named? Local places were named from a variety of sources – Native American names, settler names, some as memorials, some as rewards. This presentation will guide you through the history and stories behind some of the most recognizable names and places you encounter every day.   𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝘂𝘀 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲! 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗱 𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺, 𝗭𝗼𝗼𝗺.…

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History at Home: From Bloomers to Bikinis: A Brief History of Beachwear

March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Offered Online
a picture of five women, arranged from 1927 to 1875, showing how swimsuits became more revealing over time

Your area museums are bringing the history right into your home with Alexandria Community Education's virtual webinar series, "History at Home."   Join the Douglas County Historical Society, Legacy of the Lakes Museum and Runestone Museum Foundation as they bring the history to you this March with "March Past" In just 50 years, beachwear moved from full bloomer costumes to bikinis. Learn about the evolution, the scandals, and the influences that brought our swimwear into the 21st century with Kaci…

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