Last week to visit wedding exhibition

News Sep 04, 2009 Ancaster News

Visitors from Vancouver, Montreal, Los Angeles and Scotland are among those who have joined residents in their delight this summer of the exhibit Something Borrowed, Something Blue: A Celebration of Wedding Traditions at the Dundas Museum & Archives.

Exquisite wedding fashions from the museum’s collection fill the gallery, sharing stories of wedding couples through the generations. The earliest is beautiful in its detail, a grey-brown silk taffeta gown worn in the 1830s.

Did you know that originally the bride’s bouquet would have been made with strong herbs such as thyme and garlic chosen to ward off evil spirits? Or that in times past often the wedding dress was the best dress the bride could afford and that it became her “Sunday best” after the ceremony?

Filled with wedding memories and the stories of today’s traditions, and complemented by a special play and dress up area for the children, the exhibit Something Borrowed is a must-see. But you must be quick: the exhibit closes Friday, Sept. 11. The Dundas Museum & Archives is located at 139 Park St. W., Dundas, with visitor hours from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m., Tuesday through Friday, and Sundays from 1-4 p. m.

Last week to visit wedding exhibition

News Sep 04, 2009 Ancaster News

Visitors from Vancouver, Montreal, Los Angeles and Scotland are among those who have joined residents in their delight this summer of the exhibit Something Borrowed, Something Blue: A Celebration of Wedding Traditions at the Dundas Museum & Archives.

Exquisite wedding fashions from the museum’s collection fill the gallery, sharing stories of wedding couples through the generations. The earliest is beautiful in its detail, a grey-brown silk taffeta gown worn in the 1830s.

Did you know that originally the bride’s bouquet would have been made with strong herbs such as thyme and garlic chosen to ward off evil spirits? Or that in times past often the wedding dress was the best dress the bride could afford and that it became her “Sunday best” after the ceremony?

Filled with wedding memories and the stories of today’s traditions, and complemented by a special play and dress up area for the children, the exhibit Something Borrowed is a must-see. But you must be quick: the exhibit closes Friday, Sept. 11. The Dundas Museum & Archives is located at 139 Park St. W., Dundas, with visitor hours from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m., Tuesday through Friday, and Sundays from 1-4 p. m.

Last week to visit wedding exhibition

News Sep 04, 2009 Ancaster News

Visitors from Vancouver, Montreal, Los Angeles and Scotland are among those who have joined residents in their delight this summer of the exhibit Something Borrowed, Something Blue: A Celebration of Wedding Traditions at the Dundas Museum & Archives.

Exquisite wedding fashions from the museum’s collection fill the gallery, sharing stories of wedding couples through the generations. The earliest is beautiful in its detail, a grey-brown silk taffeta gown worn in the 1830s.

Did you know that originally the bride’s bouquet would have been made with strong herbs such as thyme and garlic chosen to ward off evil spirits? Or that in times past often the wedding dress was the best dress the bride could afford and that it became her “Sunday best” after the ceremony?

Filled with wedding memories and the stories of today’s traditions, and complemented by a special play and dress up area for the children, the exhibit Something Borrowed is a must-see. But you must be quick: the exhibit closes Friday, Sept. 11. The Dundas Museum & Archives is located at 139 Park St. W., Dundas, with visitor hours from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m., Tuesday through Friday, and Sundays from 1-4 p. m.