Catskills Style: Summer Fashion and the American Dream
Monday, August 14, 7:30–8:30pm
Virtual (Zoom & Facebook Livestream)
Celebrated time and time again in pop culture, New York's Catskill Mountains have long embodied a sense of liberation and self-discovery for its visitors, especially New York City Jews. Learn about the important and oft-overlooked role that fashion played in the Catskills, and how style helped foster a sense of freedom and community for marginalized cultural groups.
Granit Hotel and Country Club, Kerhonkson, NY. Postcard. National Museum of American History, Archives Center, William L. Bird Postcard Collection, NMAH.AC.1465.
Concord Hotel Stairway, Kiamesha Lake, NY. Postcard. National Museum of American History, Archives Center, William L. Bird Postcard Collection, NMAH.AC.1465.
Bill Bard Associates (American). Terrace Room, Grossinger’s, Grossinger, N. Y. Postcard, 3½ × 5½ in. (8.9 × 13.9 cm). Collection of Donald J. Jackson.