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Men & Their Hair - Artifacts of Barbering (North Liberty)


Each Friday of the month, 11:30am-1:00pm, North Liberty Senior Dining gives seniors a chance to get together for lunch, to play a game, and socialize. RSVP by noon on Thursday.

Meals are $5.00 per person and include an activity or presenter. 


Senior Dining is occasionally cancelled for holidays and other conflicts. Meals and activities are always subject to change (i.e. the occasional potluck event). Please check the calendar for up-to-date information!

  RSVP by noon on Thursday for Friday dining at 319-626-5716 or at prior week's dining.

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“Men & Their Hair - Artifacts of Barbering” 
Friday, March 1, 2019 
North Liberty Senior Dining

“Men & Their Hair - Artifacts of Barbering” During the Friday, March 1, 2019 North Liberty Senior Dining, Doris Montag, a local curator, will narrate her extensive collection of barbering artifacts and relate the history of shaving and the barbering profession. One of her talks from “The History of Ordinary Things,” this exhibit includes “cut throat” razors, strops, shaving mugs and products from the 1800s as well as the “safety” razors, mechanical strops and travel kits of the early 1900s. Doris is known for her homespun humor which she will bring to this unique collection of shaving items from the past.

Montag is a curator of historical collections; one who unlocks the stories within artifacts. She began in 2005, mentored by Herbert Hoover Presidential Library former Curator Maureen Harding. Over a period of five years, Montag installed 12 exhibits for the patients and visitors of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, considering it her personal contribution to the healing environment. Montag’s presentation is made possible by a donation from Hills Bank and Trust Company.