“All Dressed in White”: The History of the American Wedding

Glencoe_Wedding_Exhibit“All Dressed in White” will take visitors through four major time periods in the development of the American wedding: Victorian Period of the 1840s-1890s, New Century of the 1910s-1920s, Boom Years of the 1940s-1960s and New America of the 1970s-1990s. Across these times periods, visitors will learn how the wedding ceremony emerged as an American custom among the wealthy and how it transformed into a rite of which all Americans can now partake.

“All Dressed in White” is made possible by Ann Turner of Alter Plus, Cook’s Formals, Nesselrod Bed and Breaskfast, Rockwood Manor, Christian Travel, Ponnie’s Boutique and Gifts, and Todd’s Jewelry.

On display May 11 through June 30.

 

Special Opening Reception

Friday, May 11
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Come experience the wedding “reception,” featuring authentic jewelry pieces provided by P.R. Sturgill Fine Jewelry, as well as interpreters to bring the history to life. Photographers Jim Wheeler and Joyce Sims will provide “wedding portraits” for $5.00 for an e-version 5 X 7–Wedding clothing options will be provided.

 

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