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200 Years of Wedding Gowns and Accessories

Sep 14, 2015 08:11PM ● By Ryan Frisch

Heidi Kirsten Steen and Gary Lee Blaser Portland, OR Sept 30, 2001

In 1848, in East Montpelier, Vermont, Charitie Scott Loomis became the wife of Charles Dana Jr., a member of the merchant family that owned the large house on Elm Street in Woodstock.

Fast-forward to the Hazen-McConway family wedding dress made of Belgian lace that has been worn by nine women in four generations from 1903 to 2005. These two gowns, along with 17 others and dozens of photographs brought in by members of the extended community to be scanned for the exhibit, are part of Love in Woodstock: 200 Years of Wedding Gowns and Accessories. The exhibit will run at least through October 18, when the Woodstock History Center closes for the regular season.

The museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 5pm, and Sunday 11am to 3pm. For more information, call (802) 457-1822.

The Hazen-McConway Family Wedding Dress History



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