Vintage Afternoon

On July 27, 2019, the Shawano County Historical Society presented a Vintage afternoon. The day illustrated the artistry of twenty-five storied wedding gowns donated by local women and families. The beautifully warm day started with event-goers congregating in our restored Old Tabor Church.

The Old Tabor Church at Heritage Park

The Old Tabor Church at Heritage Park

Registration at A Vintage Afternoon

Registration at A Vintage Afternoon

Church Decorations during A Vintage Afternoon

Church Decorations during A Vintage Afternoon

Event Goers awaiting the start of the bridal dress presentation

The afternoon began with co-event organizer, Merrie Crawford, welcoming everyone to A Vintage Afternoon. Our M.C., MaryBeth (Herzfeldt) Leopold, and Curator, Jesse Borlen, introduced each bridal dress and told the histories of the women who wore them. Some of the bridal dresses were worn by women in attendance.

Merrie Crawford Welcoming Attendees to the Event

Merrie Crawford Welcoming Attendees to the Event

M.C. MaryBeth (Herzfeldt) Leopold presenting the history behind the dresses

Curator Jesse Borlen presenting one of the bridal gowns

Curator Jesse Borlen presenting one of the bridal gowns

Event Attendee Sharing Personal Stories About Her Wedding Day

Event Attendee Sharing Personal Stories About Her Wedding Day

After the “fashion show” was over, event attendees were invited to a social reception. The reception was beautifully decorated with vintage china, photos of women wearing their dresses on their wedding day, and a special “one day only” exhibit curated by our curator. Guests were treated to some finger food, wedding cake, tea (generously donated by The Stock Market,) and champagne.

Social Reception Tent

Social Reception Tent

Event Tables at the Social Reception

Event Table at the Social Reception

Event Guests Sitting Down for Sweet Bites

Event Guests Sitting Down for Sweet Bites

Temporary Exhibit Curated by Jesse Borlen

Temporary Exhibit Curated by Jesse Borlen

Social Reception

Social Reception

We would like to thank all of our wonderful volunteers who worked tirelessly to make this event special for so many people. Without their generosity, we could not have made this afternoon one for the history books!

Volunteer Mary Lovelein Serving Cranberry Punch

Volunteer Mary Lovelein Serving Cranberry Punch

Volunteer Serving Sweet Bites to Event Guests

Volunteer Serving Sweet Bites to Event Guests

Volunteers Merrie Crawford and Cate Zueske

Volunteers Merrie Crawford and Cate Zueske

Volunteers Serving Event Guests Some Punch

Volunteers Serving Event Guests Some Punch

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