Dr. Susan Hannel, associate professor at URI’s Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design, will discuss the Africana fashion craze during the Jazz Age. Hannel will show how African animal fur and prints were used for exotic garments between the world wars, when African art and the natural world of the continent, together with jazz music, influenced fashion in fascinating ways.
The museum’s casual summer gallery talks give visitors an in-depth look at new exhibits. Cost is $5 for non-members. Members are free.
South County Museum honors Rhode Island’s rural, village and maritime history. The museum, at 115 Strathmore St., Narragansett, R.I., is located on eight acres with seven exhibit buildings and a living history farm. The museum administrative office is open Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Exhibits are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays during July. For more information and a calendar of events for this season, call 401.783.5400 or visit www.southcountymuseum.org.