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May First Friday
Wedding Gowns and Accessories for First Friday, May 2, 2014
As part of “First Friday,” the Lynchburg Museum at 901 Court Street will be open free of charge on Friday, May 2nd from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In celebration of spring, the Museum will highlight 19th and 20th century wedding gowns and associated materials on First Friday.
Wedding items from the 1830s through the 1960s will be showcased. Objects include wedding gowns, gloves, shoes, invitations, and wedding planning guides. One gown to be shown was worn by Barbara Crowder at her wedding to Alexander Schwan, Jr. in 1956 at Centenary Methodist Church. Another gown was purchased at Miller & Rhoads in Richmond in 1944 and worn by Janet Thornhill for her wedding to Thomas Thornhill, Jr.
The gloves and ribbons worn by Elvira Daniel on her wedding day in 1836 at Point of Honor will also be on display. These items will remain on display through the weekend. The Museum is open Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday noon-4pm. Point of Honor is the 1815 Federal-era home of Dr. George Cabell. Operated by the Lynchburg Museum System, Point of Honor interprets Lynchburg life during the “Era of Good Feelings” from 1815-1830.
The Museum is on the free trolley route that loops between participating attractions. For more information, call 455-6226, or visit www.lynchburgmuseum.org, www.pointofhonor.org, or the Museum’s Facebook page.