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Treasures from the Vault: WWII Parachute Wedding Dress

July 30 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Marie Walborn wore a traditionally styled dress for her wedding ceremony in 1946, but her dress fabric was anything but traditional. It was made entirely from military-grade parachute silk. Join State Museum curator, Katie McGowan, as she discusses how wartime rationing and military surplus inspired this unusual fashion trend during World War II.

This program will be presented live in the Museum and live via Zoom. If you plan to attend via Zoom, registration is free, but required. To register to virtually attend the program click here.

If you plan to attend in person, this program is included with general admission.


July 30
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
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