Exhibit News

Today is the first Friday of the month and that means it’s time for the First Friday Art Trail. Today we will be replacing the center dress with this 1908 wedding gown.

This one-piece silk and Chantilly lace dress with pearl and bead trim was worn by Nellie Dixie Connell at her home wedding to Isaac Newton McCrary on June 17, 1908, in Ft.Worth, TX.

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite wedding dress here or at the museum for the dress that well be featured in the center May 2012.

Giles ‘Trey’ Connell McCrary III, great-grandson of Nellie Dixie Connell and Isaac Newton McCrary, was present during the instillation of this dress. The E&T staff was excited to meet him and to learn more information about the woman behind the dress.


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