Summer is Here! Tacoma Celebrates Straw Hat Day in the First Half of the Twentieth Century

For men during the first half of the twentieth century, the coming of warm weather meant a switch from felt to straw hats. “About the time the robins begin hopping about with straws in their mouths,” wrote the Tacoma News Tribune in 1932, “hat dealers and hat weavers are reminded of that notable spring holiday, Straw Hat Day.” After May 18, they continued, “No man will be really dressed up at all unless he dons one and lays the old felt away in mothballs.” Read more at SouthSound Talk