German American Heritage Center Vintage Vows & Veils


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Posted Online: Jan. 09, 2013, 12:56 pm
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Press release submitted by German American Heritage Center



The German American Heritage Center will be opening its brand new exhibit Vintage Vows & Veils on Sunday, January 13th with a talk on German Wedding Traditions with Kathlyn Hofmann at 2 p.m. Ms. Hofmann will discuss interesting ways in which American traditions differ from the German to kick off our celebration of brides in the Quad Cities.
The exhibition features over 30 gowns from 1868 to 1968 with a visual timeline of bridal fashion. Cake toppers, garters, veils, and other artifacts of the wedding are on display from local families with German roots.
The exhibit runs January 13th through May 26th and is sponsored by Genesis. Admission is $5 for Adults, $4 for Seniors, and $3 for Children 5-17. The German American Heritage Center is located at 712 W 2nd St. Davenport, IA and is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

















 



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