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Fashion Historian and owner, Bonnie
Hansen is an avid collector of antique clothing.
worked with the motion picture industry as a costumed extra (see
special page in
menu at left), and has
provided wardrobe to notable films like:
Steven Spielberg’s, Road
to Perdition, starring Tom Hanks and Paul Newman
Robert Altman’s, Kansas
- Ang Lee’s Civil War
drama, Ride With The Devil
was the Executive Producer for an award-winning PBS documentary
about Kansas City horsewoman Loula Long Combs and her father,
lumber baron R. A. Long.
She has also worked with the
Titanic exhibition, and she costumed the “ghosts” at the KC Rail
Experience at Kansas City Union Station.
Bonnie speaks on a variety of topics
related to fashion history. Universities, historical societies and
senior centers are among her most frequent audiences.
currently restoring and interpreting the historic Victorian
gardens at the Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park in
Partial List of Clients:
Brauer Museum of Art at
City of Lenexa Kansas –
Friend of the Kansas City
“Gatsby Days,” Excelsior
Grintner House Museum,
Kansas City, Kansas
Kansas City Rail Experience
Shawnee Town Museum –
Union Station Kansas City,
Vaile Mansion Victorian
- Victorian Trading
Longview Community College,
Lee's Summit, Missouri
Kansas City Kansas
- Stephens College –
Lakeview Village – Lenexa,
Delmar Gardens – Lenexa,
Manor Care – Overland Park,
Freedom Pointe – Overland
- Sunrise Assisted
Living – Leawood, Kansas
- The Sweetlife Grand
Court – Overland Park, Kansas
- Kansas City Public
Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III
costuming and set dressing
Bachelor of Arts – Eastern University – St. Davids, PA
Additional studies – University of Valencia, Valencia –
Thank you for your wonderful presentation
of First Ladies at the mansion. Your enthusiastic and charming way of
presenting historical information is fascinating.
Longview Community College
What a super show! Many of my students’
projects were inspired by your 1910 lace and tulle wedding dress.
Chair, Design and Fashion Dept.
Loula certainly seems to have chosen you to
tell her story and keep her memory alive, and you have done so as
thoroughly and lovingly as if you were a member of her family!
Simply the best! Your program inspired
many phone calls to me.
C. J. Sullivan
Outreach Services Coordinator
Johnson County Library
Thank you so much for the wonderful
presentation. Everyone really enjoyed it, and they’re still talking
about those underpinnings! You made our day very special.
University Park Endontics
I awoke this morning still aglow with the
feeling of success that can be realized only by someone who has chosen
the perfect program for a very important occasion.
Ladies Reading Circle of Olathe