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Beauty & Duty: Fashion in Uniform

Celebrating Women's History Month, March 2015.

Mar 17, 2015

On Tuesday, March 17, 7:00 pm, Alice Miller, acclaimed living historian, addressed the question, “Can fashion and military service co-exist?”

By way of answering, she displayed a number of choice items from the extensive collection of women’s service uniforms she and husband Steve Miller have collected over the years.
Recently honored by the US Army’s Western Regional Medical Corps Command Team with a plaque and “Challenge Coin” in appreciation of the many displays and presentations she has arranged and delivered over the years for museums and military organizations, Alice brought history vividly to life, sharing stories—not only of individual uniforms, but of the people who wore them—with a fascinated audience at Lakewood City Hall.
In her previous, highly-praised and well-attended appearance for the Lakewood Historical Society, Alice embodied a World War II era WASP (Woman’s Airforce Service Pilots) for our Women’s History Month presentation, "Women in Aviation: Then and Now" in 2013. Last October, dressed as a first World War nurse, she entertained and enlightened the crowds at our joint fund-raiser with the Tacoma Historical Society held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Sponsored byThe Suburban Timesthe program was FREE and open to the public.

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