From simple, at-home ceremonies to lavish events modeled on Queen Victoria’s, to weddings of young heiresses of Gilded Age fortunes that commanded social-page attention, this exhibition will explore the evolving nature of weddings and the socio-economic changes of this timeless tradition during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Dining and Drawing Rooms of the Mansion will display luxurious artifacts and accessories, as well as elaborate wedding gowns, while the Servants’ Quarters of the Museum will highlight ceremonies of immigrant brides who, once settled in the United States, desired to follow American customs and fashions.
Opening Reception: Thurs. April 6, 2017, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $10 non-members $5 members
April 5 – November 11, 2017
Where: Lockwood Matthews Mansion Museum, 295 West Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850
Hours and Admission: Please visit website.
Website: Lockwood Matthews Mansion Museum