Something Old, Something New

. June 26, 2014.

See what your mother, grandmother and even great-grandmother might have worn for their weddings thanks to an exhibit at the Hancock Historical Museum. “Something Old, Something New” features eight wedding dresses from the museum’s collection. Curator and archivist Joy Bennett said she selected dresses from a wide range of eras 1911 through the 1970s. “I was going through our collection room and discovered we have at least 100 wedding dresses,” she said. “I tried to pick dresses that really fit the decade they were representing.” Styles include a beaded flapper-inspired number from 1911, several more subdued dresses from the 1930s and 1940s and a white velvet dress from the 1960s. All dresses belonged to women who lived in Hancock County. The displays include information on wedding customs at the time, background on the weddings at which the dresses were worn, and in some cases the
formal wedding portraits.

Throughout July and August: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am-4pm and Sunday from 1-4pm. Contact museum for exact ending date. Free/members, Non-member admission is $5/adults, $3/seniors and $2/children under 10. Hancock Historical Museum, 422 West Sandusky St., Findlay.  For more information, call 419-423-4433 or visit