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Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century

Monday, June 18, 2018

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.

This event repeats every week on Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday between 5/4/2018 and 7/30/2018.

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Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.



Included with museum admission: $15 general, $10 Seniors/Students, Free for children under 12.

Event Organizer

Merchant's House Museum

Contact Number

(212) 777-1089

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