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History Happy Hour—Hair: A Brief History of Barbers & Hairdressers in Geneva

February 16, 2023, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

A man sits in a chair with a white cape over his clothes while a balding man with glasses in a white smock cuts his hair.

John Robinson cutting a client's hair at the Kirkwood Hotel barbershop.

Join Historic Geneva Curator John Marks for a short and informal History Happy Hour at Lake Drum Brewing. Our first 2023 History Happy Hour will be on February 16 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. John will share a captioned slide show highlighting barbers and hair dressers featured in the Historic Geneva collection and found in the local newspaper. He will look at the earliest newspaper ads, touch on African American barbers and hairdressers, and move up to more recent businesses. Explore an occupation that's been practiced here for two centuries. Come in any time, stay as long as you like! The slides will run on a continuous loop throughout the time. John will be available to chat and welcomes people with stories and photos to share for future programs.

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