Wedding Finery throughout the Decades

This special exhibit showcases wedding and bridal party dresses from the past as well as items related to such a celebration: invitations, veils, photographs, jewelry, and much more. The time period for the items on display is mid-1800s to 1968. The exhibit opened November 10th and runs through February 9th, 2020.

Room Overview

room overview

Brides Coming

exhibit preparation

Room left view

room left view

1950s Bride

1950s bride

1860s wedding dress

1860s wedding dress

1940s wedding dress

1940s wedding dress

1940s wedding dress top

1940s wedding dress top

Another 1950s dress

another 1950s dress

Dress with Sweetheart Neckline

dress with sweetheart neckline

Sweetheart Neckline

sweetheart neckline

Honeymoon Chest of Bessie Mensink Hebrink 1881

honeymoon chest of Bessie Mensink Hebrink 1881

Mrs & Mr pillowcases

Mrs & Mr pillowcases

Bridal sheer cardigan

bridal sheer cardigan

Another sheer cardigan

another sheer cardigan

Red jacket

red suit

Groom & Bride

groom’s suit & bride’s gown

Wedding dress

1930s wedding dress

1960s dress

mother of the groom dress at the wedding of Jackie and Clif McCarroll, July 14, 1956

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