Hold onto your hats, ladies and gents.

Esse Purse Museum is hosting a new temporary exhibit called Hats & Pins, which is open now and runs through Sunday, Dec. 30. The exhibit celebrates the days of old when picking out a hat to match your shoes was the way it was done.

With this exhibit, Esse is bringing back the sophistication and style of this sometimes underestimated accessory. The glamorous hats and pins that will be on display come from Esse's permanent collection and other private collections.

To kick off the new exhibit, Esse is hosting a free Mad Hatter Tea Party reception on Sept. 19 from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. (Spectacular hats encouraged.)

Esse is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. General admission is $10 and student, senior (60-plus), and military admission is $8. 

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