Open house set for vintage clothing display

Event was postponed from original date due to weather

The Open House for the Vintage Clothing Exhibit at the Jane Young House has been rescheduled for this weekend, Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24, from noon to 3 p.m. both days.

The public is invited to tour the house and view the exhibit at no charge. Light refreshments will be served.

The open house was originally planned for Feb. 17, but due to weather conditions it was postponed.

The Jane Young House, owned by the City of Webster City, is maintained by the Webster City Women’s Club and the Jane Young House Foundation.

A few members of the Webster City Women’s Club found racks of vintage and antique clothing stashed in the upstairs rooms of the house. More than 200 hats from various eras were stacked in another room.

“Nothing was being done for the clothing items. They were just hanging out on racks,” said JoAnn Robb, a committee member.

“We thought it would be neat to be able to show them to the public,” Robb said. “We wanted the exhibit to be both fun to see and historical. And we might include a few historical facts for each time period.”

The display is located on the second floor of the house. Before the vintage items could be displayed, the club had to make sure they were able to climate-control the upper level.

“There was no heat or air conditioning on the upper floor of the Jane Young, so we put mini splits in the upstairs rooms,” according to Loween Getter, another committee member.

The wiring and electrical was updated and the floors were refinished. New blinds and shades were added.

Women’s Club committee members who worked on the vintage clothing display include Darlene Dingman, Donna Foster, Loween Getter and JoAnn Robb.

“We have really had fun putting the exhibits together,” Getter said.