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Kay Demlow

Kay Demlow Fashion is an historian, designer and dressmaker of Lavender's Green Historic Clothing, Hillsboro, Ore.

COOS BAY — The March First Tuesday Talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. March 6 at the Coos History Museum. Guest speaker Kay Demlow, who is a designer, dressmaker and fashion historian, will give a presentation called "From the Skin Out: What They Were Wearing Underneath."

Demlow is the owner, designer and dressmaker of Lavender’s Green Historic Clothing, a home-based business in Hillsboro. The business began with a love of the craft of fine sewing and a deep appreciation of historic preservation. Demlow has created authentic reproduction clothing for historic sites, pageants, Oregon Trail wagon train travelers, media productions, theaters and living history reenactments. She creates and presents interpretive programs and fashion shows.

Demlow is active in local and national historical groups. She is a member of the Hillsboro Historical Society, the Washington County Historical Society History Roundtable, Restore Oregon, Association of Living History Farms and Agricultural Museums, Friends of Historic Champoeg, Hillsboro Landmarks Advisory Committee, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and is the founder and a coordinator of the Edwardian Society of Oregon. She not only studies and sews historic clothes, she wears them at historic events throughout the year.

Tuesday Talks are free to Coos History Museum members and free with a paid admission of $7. The museum is located at 1210 N Front St. on the waterfront of Coos Bay.

For more information visit www.cooshistory.org.

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