The Greenbrier Historical Society is pleased to present a new exhibit at the North House Museum. Greenbrier Brides romantically steps back in time, featuring historical wedding dresses, suits, and accessories from the Greenbrier Valley. From an 1842 gown worn by three generations of one family to a 1955 French Chantilly lace gown, these fashions show changing styles and traditions in the Nineteenth and early Twentieth centuries.
Did you know that the wedding dress has not always been white? Long after the 16th century when the practice became more common, many brides simply wore their best dress. The tradition of wearing whit gowns was started by the rich families in the 16th century, but became more popular after Queen Victoria chose to wear white rather than royal silver in 1840. Many of our popular wedding traditions have long histories and interesting superstitions.
Greenbrier Brides will open on Friday, August 1st from 4pm to 7pm as part of First Friday in Downtown Lewisburg. The exhibit will remain open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm until Saturday, August 30, 2014.
The North House is located at 301 West Washington Street in Lewisburg, West Virginia. For more information, visit north.greenbrierhistorical.org or contact us at 304.645.3398.