Norma Shephard is the founder and director of the Mobile Millinery Museum & Costume Archive. Her use of fashion artifacts as cultural story blocks to prompt the telling of costume related tales, myths, and legends turns audience members into folklore informants eager to share their own reminiscences. In 1985, Shephard earned a Canadian Achiever? Award for entrepreneurship and since founding her museum in 1999, has penned and photographed?Accessorizing the Bride;?Vintage Wedding?Finery Through the Decades?(Schiffer Publishing),?1000 Hats?(Schiffer Publishing),?In Step With Fashion: 200 Years of Shoe Styles?(Schiffer Publishing),?Lingerie; Two Centuries of Luscious Design?(Schiffer Publishing) and?Dear Harry; The Firsthand Account of a World War I Infantryman?(Volumes Publishing).

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