Nearly 140 years’ worth of wedding dresses from community members and the Shelby County Historical Society’s collection is currently on display at the Grover Museum.
The exhibit, which runs until August 10, tells the story of local community members history, where their families began, and the traditions they followed.
There are nearly 50 dresses on display, with the oldest wedding gown being worn by Jennie DePrez in 1887. Jennie DePrez was the wife of J.G. DePrez, who was the founder and owner of J.G. DePrez Hardware store.
In addition to the wedding dresses, wedding photographs of the various brides’ special day, wedding licenses, garters, wedding veils, and an original 1960’s Cossairt’s receipt are on display.
The show continues through August , and includes a fashion show and luncheon on July 22nd, from 11:30 a.m. to 2p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be reserved by calling 317-392-4634. For more information on the fashion show and luncheon, visit the Fashion Show luncheon post by clicking here.