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Secret Codes: The Language of the Fan

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Ahern Home

403 Laurel

Texarkana, AR 71854

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Join the Texarkana Museums System for a fun, interactive lecture on the history of the folding fan. From utilitarian necessity to fashion accessory, the hand fan has served women (and men) for centuries as both a tool and a weapon of wit. In the 18th and 19th Centuries, a special code or language formed around the fan to help wooing couples flirt, to encourage a shy suitor, or to rebuff unwanted advances, all while keeping to the strict rules of social etiquette. The lecture will include video presentations depicting the various codes. Participants will receive their own folding fan to take home. Refreshments provided. Registration required.


***Texarkana Museums Members - Call 903-793-4831 or email Curator@TexarkanaMuseums.org for your DISCOUNT CODE!

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