A century of love displayed in Bridal Exhibit

by Lizzie Bassett

The Crockett County Museum’s Bridal Exhibit opened with a reception hosted by museum staff and board members on Aug. 2. The exhibit, which is displayed regularly every five years, incorporates bridal apparel and wedding accessories from the past 100 years of Ozona brides.

Items on the display include wedding gowns, veils, shoes, jewelry, handkerchiefs, flower girls’ dresses, bouquets, cake toppers, photos, and guest books, all of which have been passed down through generations.

The museum’s administrative coordinator, Emily Guerra, said more than 50 people attended the opening of the exhibit.

“Everyone seemed to enjoy all the items we have on display,” Guerra said.

Visitors had opportunities to look through photo albums and read the history of the items on the display. Each display is unique and reflective of the time period from which the apparel and accessories come. There are several “mother/daughter” displays along with dresses that were handmade by the brides’ mothers and grandmothers. One such display features both the wedding and the couples’ 25th and 50th wedding anniversary celebrations.

Although most items on display come from the museum’s storage, many pieces were loaned to the display by young Ozona brides, who have been married in recent years.

The Bridal Exhibit will be displayed through September in the Crockett County Museum, located at 408 11th Street. For more information, call 325-392-2837.

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