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Schaumburg Sister Cities Commission donates traditional apparel to Heritage Farm

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  • Jürgen Watermann holds up a Hälschen, a ruffled collar, worn over a nicer outfit.

      Jürgen Watermann holds up a Hälschen, a ruffled collar, worn over a nicer outfit.
    Courtesy of Schaumburg Park District

  • Jürgen Watermann displays a runner with red-work embroidery to the audience

      Jürgen Watermann displays a runner with red-work embroidery to the audience
    Courtesy of Schaumburg Park District

  • Jürgen Watermann explains the significance of a black silk ribbon hat embroidered with green, blue and gold beads worn during special occasions.

      Jürgen Watermann explains the significance of a black silk ribbon hat embroidered with green, blue and gold beads worn during special occasions.
    Courtesy of Schaumburg Park District

 
Submitted by Schaumburg Park District

The Schaumburg Sister Cities Commission donated traditional Schaumburg, Germany, apparel to Volkening Heritage Farm at Spring Valley, 201 S. Plum Grove Road. Jürgen Watermann, president of Schaumburger Deutsch-Amerikanische Gesellschaft (SDAG), the visiting German Sister Cities organization, presented the items to Schaumburg Park District staff during a visit to the farm.

The donation included two Schaumburg Oesterten outfits worn north of Schaumburg, Germany, for special occasions including church, holidays and Sundays. The special clothing would also be worn by older women and widows for marriage. A handmade costume, one of the two donated, was owned by Engel Marie Sophie Tegtmeier and dates mostly from 1925-1935.

The apparel is now on display in the Farm Visitor Center.

For more information, call (847) 985-2115 or visit www.parkfun.com.

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