Happily Ever After: 1918

Museum curator, Ashley Webb, is back to talk about another one of the fabulous dresses included in the exhibition ‘Happily Ever After.’  Make sure to read up on last week’s 1858 dress if you missed that!  Today’s dress: a simple World War I era outfit.


988.77.1.  Gift of L. Franklin Moore.  History Museum of Western Virginia

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Happily Ever After: 1858

If you regularly keep up with the History Museum’s Instagram account or on Facebook, you may have noticed that we have recently installed a new exhibit, which opened on June 3rd.  Titled ‘Happily Ever After,’ museum’s curator Ashley Webb has scoured through the museum’s collection to find a number of wedding related lovelies: dresses, tuxes, veils, shoes, cake toppers, and much more.  Once a week, she’ll be joining us with an in depth look at some of the magnificent items in the exhibition.  Today, she’ll be introducing us to one of our earlier dresses, and possibly one of the more colorful ones: an antebellum wedding dress from 1858.


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