I'm quite excited to tell you that I have been asked to give a talk on historical hats at the Churchill County Museum in Fallon, NV, in March. Time to study up on my hat history, 1850-1960! A good place to start will be with Vintage Hats & Bonnets 1770-1970, by Susan Langley, a very useful book I picked up last year, and, well, any other resources I can get my hands on. I do love researching :-D
I have also been asked if I would like to do a presentation on historical footwear, for a Ladies' Tea in the Sacramento Area, in May. YES! I hope I am selected for this one, too, as I can talk about shoes all day...if you haven't noticed :-)
I don't have much experience speaking in front of large groups, but I am passionate about the subject matter, and excited to talk about it. Have you done any presentation on aspects of historical dress? How did you overcome to jitters?