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Welcome to the Mobile Millinery Museum & Costume Archive

 Norma  Shephard is the founder and director of the Mobile Millinery Museum, a unique travelling museum whose 'working hats' have raised funds for diverse causes, from homeless teens in rural Ontario, to cancer research and diagnostic equipment, to a women’s and children’s shelter in Israel.


Shephard's use of hats, shoes, and bridal gowns as cultural story blocks to prompt the telling of tales, myths, and legends, transforms audience members into folklore informants, eager to share their own reminiscences.


As a vintage costume historian, Shephard has appeared on Canada A.M, CBC Morning, CBC Fresh Air, CBC Ontario Today, CH Morning Live, Breakfast Television, Canadian Living Television, This Morning Live, Main Street, CKCO, The Source, and Neighbour to Neighbour. She has been featured in numerous print media, and have been recruited as a keynote speaker on the subject of textile and fashion history.




Fashion Shows

Speaking Engagements


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Ask how we can bring fashion history to you.

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