This evening was an opening reception for the the Ridgewood Historical Society's new exhibit, An Age of Elegance: Weddings from Ridgewood’s Past, on display through July 26, 2009. The exhibition explores the social rituals of love and marriage through historic and lavish wedding gowns, bridal lingerie, accessories and ephemera from the Ridgewood Historical Society’s collection dating from the late 18th century through the early 20th century.
The Schoolhouse Museum and its collections are a Ridgewood treasure, and I recommend you visit some afternoon. Girls (and women) especially will be amazed at the wedding dresses! It's open on Saturdays 1:00--3:00 p.m., Sundays 2:00--4:00 p.m., and Thursdays 1:00--3:00 p.m. The suggested donation is $5 for an adult, $3 for a child, and $10 for a family.
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