'An Uplifting Story' set for mother-daughter supper

Friday, April 20, 2018
Sue McLain of Beatrice will present “An Uplifting Story: History of the Brassiere” at a mother-daughter supper on Wednesday, May 9, at Memorial United Methodist Church in McCook.
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McCOOK, Neb. — Humanities Nebraska speaker Sue McLain of Beatrice will share “An Uplifting Story: History of the Brassiere” at a spring mother-daughter supper at Memorial United Methodist Church in McCook on Wednesday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m.

The public is invited to attend. The church sits on the corner of Norris Avenue and East E, on the bricks in downtown McCook.

This is the second year that McLain has been guest speaker at the Methodist Women’s mother-daughter supper. Her topic in 2017 was “A Century of Fashion: 1870-1970.”

McLain owns “Yesterday’s Lady,” a vintage fashion museum/store in Beatrice. She has traveled the Midwest since 1991, sharing her extensive collection of clothing from 1840 through 1980 and teaching groups about the history of fashion. McLain has collected fashions since 1985, and houses them in an 1887 historic building in downtown Beatrice. Her presentations focus on particular types of clothing, such as beachwear, evening wear or lingerie. For more information on McLain, go to www.yesterdayslady.com.

A list of McLain’s presentations includes “Grandma’s Apron,” “Back to the Beach,” “The Little Black Dress” and “To Top It Off: History of the Hat.”

For more information on the presentation in McCook, call the church at (308) 345-2445.

McLain’s presentation in McCook is made possible by Humanities Nebraska and its Speakers Bureau, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment and Memorial United Methodist Church and Methodist Women.

Humanities Nebraska offers approximately 300 programs through the Humanities Nebraska Speakers Bureau. The 165-or-so speakers are scholars, writers, musicians, storytellers and folklorists on topics ranging from pioneer heritage to ethics and law, to international and multicultural issues, making it the largest humanities speakers bureau in the nation according to the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Speakers are available to non-profit organizations throughout Nebraska. Each program last 30-60 minutes, plus a question-and-answer period. The most frequent users of HN speakers are schools, colleges and universities, libraries, museums and historical societies, agencies for the elderly, churches and rural, arts and ethics organizations.

For information about speakers and guidelines for booking them, access the HM website at www.humanitiesnebraska.org (Speakers section); write to Humanities Nebraska, 215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 330, Lincoln, NE 68508; call (402) 474-2131; fax (402) 474-4852; or e-mail info@humanitiesnebraska.org.

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