100 Year Span of Wedding Dresses: 1890 – 1990

This display of 17 wedding dresses at the Bockius-Orr house is one of the largest at PVHA to date. These gorgeous dresses and wedding items can be seen from now until sometime in August. We invite you to come take a tour. Regular hours for PVHA are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11am to 3pm.


Above and Right: 1953 Wedding dress worn by Mabel Richardson in marriage to Richard Cole.  Also worn by their daughter Denise in 1979 when marrying Stuart Carrier.  Both marriages at the First Methodist Church. Donated by Mabel Cole.

Above and Above Right: Wedding of Gizella Ann Korotaj to Peter Nick Alaga, June 18, 1933. Maid of honor Draga Korotaj, Bride’s sister, and best man (on right) John Alaga, groom’s brother.

1890’s Wedding Ensemble: Donor Mrs. Frances Silliman