Historical society brings out vintage fashions for fundraiser

The Clallam County Historical Society will present “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive (or how the home front survived and improvised during WWII” at its annual fashion show/luncheon fundraiser set for noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at the historic Elks Naval Lodge, 131 E. First St., Port Angeles.

Historical Society volunteers will model fashions from the 1940s, including suits and house dresses. The finale will feature evening gowns.

Exhibits will showcase what life was like on the home front during World War II.

The show’s narrative will explore how people rolled up their sleeves and coped with the changes brought on by the war. The role of women in Port Angeles — as in towns and cities all over the country — changed dramatically, as volunteers came out to help the war effort by becoming observers of the Aircraft Warning Service. The filter board, where flights of airplanes were plotted, was operated by women volunteers 24 hours a day.

The USO, in the Elks Naval Lodge, had a dynamic impact on Port Angeles, event organizers say. Lunch will be catered by the Elks.

Ticket prices are $25 for Historical Society and Elks members, $30 for non-members. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available through the Historical Society.

For more information, call 360-452-2662 or email to artifact@olypen.com.

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