Monthly Archives: February 2012

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Introducing Mr. Fezziwig!

It has been quite a while since we’ve posted anything new here at the Museum. That is mainly because we haven’t had any new additions to the collection since shortly after the Christmas holiday. The rarer specimens for which we are in the market have been increasingly harder to come by, so there is a shortage of new fezzes to post.

However, we are in possession of one cute little fez related object that we wanted to share with you – Mr. Fezziwig.  In the early to mid 20th century these types of figures were quite popular. Being made of metal and with a bit of paint to make the fez standout, they were nice little knick-knacks for the fraternalist. This piece was donated to the Museum by the father of the curator and has become sort of a mascot for the collection.

In the future, as we add new fezzes, we’ll be sure to post them. We appreciate your patience as we continue to grow!

February 28th, 2012|General Info|Comments Off on Introducing Mr. Fezziwig!

Mystery Solved!

Even the Fez Museum gets stumped from time to time – hence why we have the Unknown Fezzes page. But, thanks to the internet, we often are able to identify those mysterious pieces and learn a little bit more about fraternal history. Today, we have just such an occurrence.

For a while now we have pondered over the shortest fez in our collection, a wee little hat that only measured three inches high. Now, thanks to a contact from Sandra Fleming, of Houston, TX, we have confirmed that the fez  relates to the Daughters of Mokanna at Chinar Grotto. Go check it out over in the Daughters of Mokanna section!

Thank you to Sandra for contacting us with this information. It’s thanks to viewers like her that we are able to fill in key historical details. If you happen to know any interesting facts about any of our pieces, please drop us a note on the Contact page!

February 6th, 2012|Updates|Comments Off on Mystery Solved!
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