“Wedding Dresses Through the Decades” 9th Annual Award-Winning Exhibit Presented by Oaklands Mansion

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MURFREESBORO, TN – Stories of the Rutherford County community will come to life through the 9th annual award-winning “Wedding Dresses Through the Decades” Jan. 17-March 1, 2020 in Maney Hall at Oaklands Mansion. Over 50 gowns will be placed on loan and exhibited, most for the first time.

Step back into time and experience the common threads that weave our lives together as we explore women’s history, fashion history, cultural history and the history of the community. Vintage gowns from the past 100 years will be on display along with brides’ photos and stories from their wedding day.

Guests will have the rare opportunity to view items from, not only the museum’s collection, but also elegant and fashionable wedding dresses worn by ladies from Murfreesboro and around the U.S. Also on exhibit this year are wedding ring quilts on loan from community members.

Witness the changes in fashion from different areas, eras and cultures up to the modern day bride. The exhibit will be open daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sundays.

Admission to the exhibit is $10 per person and is open to the public. Mansion tours are available at regular rates during regular museum hours and combination tickets for the exhibition and house tours are available at a reduced rate. Group tour rates are available with a reservation.

This exhibit is sponsored in part by the Human Sciences Department of Middle Tennessee State University, Karen Whitaker Ruby Ribbon, Kelly & Charlie Baum, J. Mullins Jewelry & Gifts, and the Rutherford County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

For more information, contact Mary Beth Nevills at Oaklands 615-893-0022 or email mb@oaklandsmansion.org.