You are invited to the promenade … exhibit at Falls on the Colorado

You are invited to the promenade … exhibit at Falls on the Colorado
Proms, Parties and Partnerships at Falls on the Colorado

The Falls on the Colorado Museum, 2001 Broadway in Marble Falls, is dressed up with a brand new exhibit, ‘Proms, Events and Partnerships,’ which runs by way of July. Photograph courtesy of FOCM

The Falls on the Colorado Museum is a chic imaginative and prescient with its newest exhibit, “Proms, Events and Partnerships,” which runs by way of July. 

The museum, 2001 Broadway in Marble Falls, is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Saturday. It additionally might be open on Monday, July 4. Admission is free, however donations are appreciated.

The newest exhibit showcases attire on mortgage and from the museum’s everlasting assortment, together with a celebration costume worn by former Mayor Birdie Harwood, who was elected the primary feminine mayor within the state of Texas earlier than ladies even had the precise to vote. Additionally on show is the 1949 marriage ceremony costume worn by Vashti Tucker, a museum docent and Marble Falls resident.

“We now have night robes and flapper attire, one with leaded glass beads that’s so heavy we couldn’t dangle it,” stated Darlene Oostermeyer, a museum board director.

Museum guests additionally will see plenty of equipment, together with a fox stole, a weasel boa from the Twenties, and a costume uniform worn by ladies serving within the U.S. Air Power. 

“We now have put out previous marriage licenses, too,” Oostermeyer stated. “Some are in German. We even have occasion invites, marriage ceremony invites, and a filled-out dance card. Simply quite a lot of enjoyable stuff from our assortment that provides to the attire on show.”

A papier-mâché marriage ceremony cake made by Nancy Ebling with Oostermeyer’s assistance is the exhibit’s centerpiece. It’s topped by two cornhusk dolls in marriage ceremony apparel made by museum docent Sharon Spencer, who attire her creations to suit exhibit themes.

Whereas viewing the attire within the consolation of an air-conditioned constructing, Oostermeyer has this suggestion.

“Think about sporting certainly one of these in our 100-plus-degree Texas climate,” she stated. “With out air con.”

The subsequent Falls on the Colorado exhibit, which opens in August, will function pictures of previous Texas buildings of curiosity. The Texas Historic Fee curated the pictures. The museum will embody native pictures within the show.

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