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The Hat Lady


Questions! Visitors to retrospective hat shows and exhibits ask questions, not only about the Mobile Millinery Museum's hats, clothes, and accessories but also about the personal and business life of the museum's creator and director, Norma Shephard.

How? Why? When? Where? What? Some raise their questions form the audience. Others line up quietly afterward to satisfy their curiosity. Many may like to know more but are shy to ask.

Now, as they read this book, hat aficionados, curators, historians and the thousands who have seen Norma Shephard perform, can take a peek behind the scenes of the Mobile Millinery Museum and enter the life of the Hat Lady.