TREMONT — Wedding gowns worn by area women over the last century, and the related romantic stories, are the centerpiece of an exhibit opening at Tremont History Museum on Mother’s Day.
“Vintage Romance, A Vintage Wedding Gown Exhibit” will feature 25 gowns along with the bride and groom’s love story.
Nearly all the gowns are connected to the Tremont community, including the gown Stella Riggenbach wore in 1923 when she married Dan Pflederer. Though Stella and Dan spent their early lives right across the road from each other in rural Tremont, they didn’t actually meet until after Stella’s family moved to Monte Vista, Colo., when, years later, Dan ventured to Colorado to find work and ended up as a farm hand on Stella’s parents’ farm. After the wedding the couple lived in Colorado for a few years before returning to Tremont, where many of their children and grandchildren still live.
The museum will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, and the exhibit will continue on second Sundays and fourth Saturdays through July, open from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children, check or cash only. The museum is located at the corner of Sampson and Madison Streets in Tremont. Call 840-0094 for more information.