A National Historic Landmark since 1971, the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is regarded as one of the earliest and most significant Second Empire Style country houses in the United States.
The exhibit will feature lavish gowns modeled on Queen Victoria’s wedding and highlighted in nuptials of young American heiresses of Gilded Age fortunes, as well as simple dresses and artifacts of at-home ceremonies of immigrant…
Food Historian Sarah Wassberg will discuss food and its relation to wedding traditions. Topics covered include wedding cakes and the peculiar tradition of souvenir cake, at-home wedding breakfasts and standing receptions.
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