Bringing the whole collection would be impossible. Roder has been collecting since she was a child, when her grandmother would give away gifts from her attic.
"It just sort of grew," the Novi resident said. "I was the grandchild who loved the old things most." Over the years, she added, her love of old things deepened as she worked in a college theater costume shop and married a man who has been involved with Civil War re-enacting.
Roder plans to bring accessories to the Sept. 21 event, including hats, gloves and outerwear that church members will model. They represent a century of style from the 1860s to the 1960s and styles that range from simple and intricate to flashy and glitzy.
"For me, I love hats," Roder said. "I don't wear 'em, but I love 'em."
The hard part in preparing for the event, she said, is choosing which items to bring. "I want to take them all and share them, because I have such a passion for them."
"I do this because I think everybody needs to give back to the community," she added. "I can't donate thousands of dollars, but I can share my time and talents."
Cost for the event is $10 adults, children are admitted free. RSVP to Judy, 248-808-0893.