The Women’s Activities Committee was established in 2006 at the Redmond, Oregon Board of Directors’ Meeting. Historically, the women of the Pierce-Arrow Society have participated in the Annual Meet experience by wearing period clothing to complement their automobiles.
The first official women’s event was a tea at the Asheville Meet in 2004. Since then, each meet committee has offered a planned event for the ladies to attend. There have been teas, seminars, women-oriented fashion presentations and even hands-on seminars.
In 2006, the “Vintage Attic” was introduced as a regular feature of the Annual Meet. As a feminine version of the men’s parts Swap Meet, here you can buy and sell jewelry, hats, clothing and other accessories that help complete that perfect “look”.
The Classic Couture reference manual was originally produced for a 2006 Seminar in a binder format for easy of updating. This manual is now available through the Company Store as a soft-cover book; each section divider is illustrated with beautiful vintage Pierce color ad reproductions. The book contains a history of fashion from 1900-1950’what and how political, social and economic factors affected styles. Next is a decade by decade (1900-09, 1910-19, 1920-29, 1930-39) overview of clothing styles, including information for the men, with photos, written descriptions and illustrations for three venues of dress: Daywear/Touring, Afternoon Tea, Evening Wear. Reference documentation is included for books, websites, movies, catalogs, manufacturers and more. And finally there are handouts from previous women’s seminars.