A book featuring one-room country schools is available at the OAHS Museum.
David Stluka Photography has posted many new images from the OAHS collection.
Click here to view
We're interested in your opinions about the web site or the work of the Historical Society.
TIME FOR EASTER BONNETS!|
MILLINERY SHOPS IN OREGON
At one time Oregon was home to several millinery shops. According to Florice Paulson, shops were located in many different locations in the village, including a house on South Main Street, the Netherwood Store (former location of Bank of Oregon), in the Anderson Store (now the Main Tap), and a store at the current location of Mariaís Pizza. Beginning in the 1870ís, there were at least nineteen millinery shops.
Before department stores, families in the country would have a dressmaker come to the home and spend a few weeks making wardrobes for the women in the family. This often occurred every few years for each family.
Hats were popular attire, worn on all occasions. Ladies wanted more than one to fit the appropriate dress or coat. Many women, both married and single, became hat makers.
Cornelia (Nealie) DeJean (1877-1945) was a well-known milliner in the village. Her career started in 1902. She first worked as a millinery shop employee in Chicago, and then in Michigan City, Indiana. She then operated Welch & DeJeanís Millinery Shop in Oregon, Wisconsin.
The name changed with different business partners:
1904 Ė DeJeanís & Bellís Millinery Shop
1905 Ė DeJeanís & Geninís Millinery Shop
1908-1945 Ė Cornelia DeJeanís Ė Milliner
The photo of Nealie in her shop is from the early 1900ís.
In later years, the shop not only sold hats, but also sold dresses.
The millinery shop in the early 1900ís. Nealie on left, other person unknown.
Nealie wore this big hat
on a 4th of July event
Recollection Wisconsin is an expanding digital collection featuring thousands of historic photos, postcards, maps, letters, diaries, books, artifacts, oral histories and other digital collections from dozens of Wisconsin libraries, archives, museums and historical societies. Users can search across all content, browse sub-collections based on subject categories and types of material, or explore a map of content contributors.
OREGON AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
159 W. Lincoln Street
10am-4pm Every Tuesday
Open first Sat. of month
September through May
Every Sat in summer (June-Aug)
and by appointment
Saturday hours now 12-4
Visit your local museum!
The OAHS is trying to collect a complete set yearbooks. Can you help?
Yields Historic Cap
Society members organizing material contributed by Florice Paulson have discovered a rare Confederate
kepi or cap.