Wednesday, October 10, 2012

What I Wore for the Apple Festival

The Apple Festival went well on Saturday and I had a chance to chat with a lot of great people.

With the Springfield Art and Historical Society student interns and volunteers at the Apple Festival. The "Wall of Honor" is a list of men and women from Springfield who served in WWII.
Thank you to everyone for your input on what to wear. As you can see I went with a "Rosie the Riveter" look, in part because of the weather and also because most of my other outfits were on loan. I decided not to wear the WAVE uniform until I can either make or find some of the missing parts. I wore a pair of zipper front Navy issue pants, vintage cardigan sweater, and my rhinestone "V" for victory pin. A red and white silk scarf completed the "Rosie" look.

Cori looking dashing in his new Seabees uniform. He is working on an awesome set of "mutton chops" for an 1812 event next weekend. :)
My friend Liz and I being silly- "You can do it!"
I have to take a moment to brag. I work with an awesome bunch of kids. There are a total of 8 high school students that I work at the Springfield Art and Historical Society. That may seem like a big group but there are 3 intern coordinators and 2 volunteers that help with the program. The interns help with the planning and set up of historical exhibits and other special events. They also learn how to carefully handle and catalog museum artifacts and conduct interviews.

Cori is wearing one of his uniforms and the girls are wearing a good portion of my 1940s collection! The dark blue dress is the one I made for the Scenic Train Ride.
In addition to an amazing experience, the interns receive committee service hours (now a graduation requirement) and a letter of recommendation. We work hard but also have a lot of fun. As you can see.

If you are interested in learning more about the intern program or the historical society check out the blog, Facebook page, or the new website! (The website is still under construction.)

We had to take some pictures at the playground! I love these two pictures of all us in the jeep.

More Rosie silliness
Tire swing!

Hey sailors!
For more photos from the Apple Festival click here.


  1. Ok, I just have to say it. It cracks me up that people wear Navy uniforms for fun. :P Most of us can't wait to get out of ours!

    And if you ever need an item that's still made today let me know. I have a pretty big NEX down here.

  2. I assume you have checked out Bomb Girls on TV. A new series about the era.

  3. Ringadal - I have heard of the show Bomb Girls but have not seen it yet.

    Laura - The Navy uniforms are all from the 1940s. I have to say, the wool pants are super comfortable! Cori is looking for a set of whites but they are hard to find in nice condition.

  4. Love your outfit, it suits the setting well and looks really comfy, to boot. How wonderful that you were able to outfit other people that day with items from your wardrobe, too.

    ♥ Jessica


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