Visit the Ethnic Heritage Museum this summer and see the many displays of wedding gowns through the centuries in Wedding Traditions: Old World and New World Styles. The Italian Gallery has a display of Summer Weddings. See beautifully handmade gowns from the 1900s as well as linens hand sewn by Jennie Michelons mother, Amabile Faccin Michelon. Some other Hope Chest items include linens from Duane A. Nichols mother, Emma Chiodini, who was married on July 4, 1936. Also on display is a collection of Bombonierifrom fragile glass boxes to the confetti disguised as wheat and others that appear as flowers.
The exhibit will run through Sept. 6. The Ethnic Heritage Museum, 1129 S. Main St., is open Sundays from 2-4 p.m. Admission is $2. For more information, call 962-7402.
From the June 28-July 4, 2006, issue