‘Here Comes the Bride’


VERSAILLES — It’s June, the traditional month of weddings and the Versailles Area Museum is hosting a display of wedding finery.

Seventeen gowns are featured along with an 1898 bride’s trousseau. The oldest gown comes from 1904. There is even a display featuring four generations of brides.

“Along with our brides, we have early 1900s groom swear and a few members of the wedding party clothes have showed up too,” organizers said. “So come and visit the wedding where no gift is required, and you’ll be surprised at all our early brides wear.”

It was noted that the museum’s display of Native Sons and Daughters, where they went and what they accomplished, will be leaving in mid-June, so visitors are invited to come by and learn about the impact many of the local citizens have made in the world outside this area.

“Also Poultry Days at 65 and the Ultimate at 35 are wonderful peeks at the events that put Versailles on the map,” said organizers. “Also featuring our fabulous Military Room, our 1900’s Kitchen, and the ole Mercantile Store along with interesting temporary displays of ‘Phone Home’ early telephones on display along with wonderful early cameras.”

Coming in mid-June is a new display on historic bicycles people won’t want to miss.

The museum will be open special hours for Poultry Days 2016.Hours include Friday 4 to 7 p.m.; Saturday 1 to 8 p.m.; and Sunday 1 to 6 p.m.

“While visiting the festival stop by the Porch Sale on Saturday and Sunday for some reduced gift shop items (especially Annie Oakley items) and support your museum at the same time,” the organizers added. We still have a few copies of our wonderful book, ‘All Roads Lead Home’ as well as an assortment of local books and cook-books. Make a stop at the museum a part of your annual Poultry Days routine. There is always something new to see.”


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