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‘Here Come the Brides’ exhibit at Heritage Village
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‘Here Come the Brides’ exhibit at Heritage Village

Pinellas County, Florida -- Something old, something new is coming to Heritage Village.

An exhibit of antique wedding gowns dating from the Victorian Era through the 1930s is scheduled for display from Wednesday, May 29 to Sunday, Aug. 4, at Heritage Village. Favorite vintage wedding gowns from Heritage Village’s permanent collection will be on display in the parlors of the House of Seven Gables during regular half-hour tours.

To help promote the exhibit, the program, Portrait of a Bride: An Evolving Silhouette is scheduled for Saturday, June 8 at 1 p.m. in the Magnolia Room of Pinellas County Parks and Conservation Resources, located at 12520 Ulmerton Road in Largo. The program will focus on the ever-evolving history of the American bride from the 1890s to the present as told through 25 to 40 vintage and contemporary wedding gowns that will be on display. 

Through her collection, Leigh Anne Brown shares the stories of different wedding gowns and their importance in American history. Substantial emphasis is given to the social, economic and political events that surround each bride in her day and textiles used as influenced by the times in which the gowns were created.  

The program is a fundraiser for the Pinellas County Historical Society and all proceeds will benefit Heritage Village. Tickets are on sale now in the Heritage Village gift shop; open Wednesday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. A $10 entry fee includes entry into the program, cake and refreshment beverage. Limited seating is available; tickets must be purchased before day of program. For more information, contact the Pinellas County Historical Society at (727) 582-2233.

Videos about Heritage Village may be viewed at www.youtube.com/pcctv1. Audio descriptions of the historical structures can be accessed at www.pinellascounty.org/heritage.

Heritage Village is located at 11909 125th St. N. in Largo. This living history museum brings more than 150 years of local history to life. Tour 28 authentic buildings and structures, and experience historical Pinellas County through hands-on exploration. Paths wind through 21 acres and connect with the Florida Botanical Gardens and the Florida Gulf Coast Center for Fishing and Interactive Museum.

Heritage Village is open Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. It is closed all Pinellas County holidays. For more information about Heritage Village visit www.pinellascounty.org/heritage, or call (727) 582-2123.

For more information about Pinellas County services and programs, visit www.pinellascounty.org, now with LiveChat, or create a shortcut to www.pinellascounty.org/mobile on any smartphone. Pinellas County government is on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Pinellas County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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