Special Wedding Exhibit

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

On display from May 11 through June 30. Come take a trip through yesteryear and relive the excitement of wedding history through period fashion and objects.

“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 that all Americans can partake of. The exhibit is made possible by Cook’s Formals, Nesselrod Bed and Breaskfast, Rockwood Manor, Christian Travel, Ponnie’s Boutique and Gifts, and Todd’s Jewelry.

In the exhibit, visitors will see wedding fashions from 150 years of history as well as traditional gifts given to couples during these time periods. These are made available through Becky Blevins, Connor Family, Sherrie Cullaty, Marsha DuBose, Kay Ellerman, Clare Fugate, Amanda Gardner, Martha Gardner, Janice Herzog, Darlene Lane, Kathy Lester, Annyce Levy, Carrie Mahin, Roxanne Miear, Angela Moore, Meagan Pratt, Judi Quesenberry, Joyce Sims, Meg Stone, Linda Waggaman and the Radford University Department of Fashion.