Hats were a way of life in Danbury, Connecticut from the Revolutionary War to the 1960s, – especially in 1961, when President-Elect John F. Kennedy famously decided not to wear his Presidential silk top hat during his inauguration.
Why is Danbury CT Hat City?
Beginning in August 2010, the private Danbury Museum began to hold an 18th Century Hat Day in which visitors could learn about the culture and history of Danbury and what made it to be known as Hat City. A number of re-enactors were employed in this project, which drew many attendees and good reports. See the museum link inb th elarger article during the Summer of 2011 and thereafter in order to learn of future celebrations of Danbury hats that you can enjoy.