They Weren’t Always White: Wedding Attire from the Museum’s Collection
June 2011- May 2012
The exhibit “They Weren’t Always White” showcases 45 wedding dresses, going away suits and trousseau pieces. Due to the general condition of textiles and space, the exhibit has been broken up into four different sections over the duration of one year. Over a year of planning has gone into stabilizing gowns, constructing custom support garments and customizing mannequins for each gown.
Gowns switch out every three months with a new center gown every month in conjunction with the First Friday Art Trail
June 2011- August 2011 1830s-1880s
September 2011- November 2011 1890s-1900s
December 2011- February 2012 1910s-1920s
March 2012- May 2012 1930s-1940s
Visitors at the museum and here can vote for their favorite wedding dress. Dresses with the most votes will return for the last month of the exhibit.
Voting has now closed
The results of the voting can be see here.