September 20th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1963, the Woman’s Club of Seal Beach, along with the Junior Woman’s Club of Seal Beach, held a hat show as part of a 1 p.m. tea meeting. Mrs. Lusk and Mrs. Frank Lanning hosted the event at Mrs. Lusk’s home at 1630 Crestview Avenue to attract new members. The meeting was open to all Seal Beach women.

The tea meeting featured models showing hats from a Long Beach custom millinery shop and a shop representative giving tips on refurbishing old hats.

The Junior Woman’s Club of Seal Beach was folded into the main membership decades ago, but the Woman’s Club of Seal Beach continues to be as active a group today as it was when it was founded in 1923. You can find out more about the club’s current activities and events and how to apply for membership at the WCSB web site.

And, while hats may have become less essential to today’s trendy women’s fashions, the modern Woman’s Club of Seal Beach continues to have hat and tea “happenings” as shown in these photos of members proudly displaying stylish headwear at the WCSB ‘s 2011 tea hat contest.

– Michael Dobkins


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