Handkerchief Heroes

a slide show and discussion with Ann Mahony
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Handkerchiefs have served us in life’s tender moments – catching a bride’s tears of joy, worn over a soldier’s heart as he marches into battle, fashioned into a newborn’s christening bonnet, as well as life’s large celebrations – waving bon voyage from an ocean liner, cheering “hooray” at the Super Bowl or royal coronation. Handkerchiefs were the Pinterest of their day, recording our progression from railroad to air travel, from the birth of television to women’s right to vote, from Shakespearean sonnets to children’s nursery rhymes. Come discover the stories hidden in their folds; let your eye delight, your mind engage and your heart connect with these survivors of history.

Join Ann Mahony, a historian of vintage artifacts and handkerchief collector, as she shares pieces from her private collection.

Visit the Art, Music & Recreation Center on the 4th Floor to visit The Amazing Handkerchief Chronicler of Romance, Heroism, History, Fashion and Art through the Ages display and for your chance to win a vintage wedding handkerchief.



Craft Club
星期六, 2019年9月28日, 3:00 pm
Mission Bay 分館, Mission Bay Program Room
My Beach Calligraphy Journey
星期四, 2019年10月3日, 6:00 pm
Main 總圖書館, 天窗畫廊
Water Painting with NEXT Village
星期五, 2019年10月4日, 1:00 pm
North Beach 分館, North Beach分館



星期四, 2019年9月26日, 6:30 pm
Mission 分館, Mission 公眾範圍


至 星期四, 2019年9月26日
Main 總圖書館, 天窗畫廊
Backstage Pass:
至 星期日, 2019年10月20日
Main 總圖書館, Jewett 畫廊
10 Years of the SFAC Galleries Passport Event
至 星期四, 2020年1月2日
Main 總圖書館, 藝術、音樂及娛樂展覽中心