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April 15, 2024

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See ‘Wedding Dresses Across Decades & Cultures’

See the common threads that weave together the lives of women through the decades, open weekends through June 18.

Oaklands Mansion and the Woman’s Club of Murfreesboro have teamed up to bring back the popular Wedding Gowns Across the Decades and Cultures display of historical and multicultural wedding attire. This year the display is located at Baskette House, also known as the Woman’s Club, instead of at Oaklands Mansion.

About Wedding Gowns Across the Decades and Cultures

The display — featuring over 30 gowns are on display representing the years from 1870 until 2021 — explores not only the changes in fashion over the decades but how those changes in fashion reflect women’s history, cultural history and community history over the years. Guests can view items from Oaklands Mansion’s curated collection as well as elegant and unique wedding attire on loan.

“The Woman’s Club is excited for this opportunity to partner with Oaklands Mansion. Please join us as we host this Exhibit, open to the public, and witness the evolution in fashion from different areas, eras and cultures as we transcend time to the modern-day bride,” stated Jackie Jenkins of The Woman’s Club.

The exhibit opened on June 2, and continues through June 18th on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Hours of the exhibit are Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and on Sundays from 1 until 5 p.m. Admission is $15 per person.

No advance tickets are available this year. Tickets will be sold at the door of the Women’s Club using cash and checks only. The Women’s Club is located at 221 E. College Street in downtown Murfreesboro.

For more information, visit oaklandsmansion.org or contact Rebecca Cross at r50cross@yahoo.com.

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.