Oakland Mansion’s Wedding Dresses through the Decades ends March 1

This vintage wedding dress features nine layers for fullness in the skirt and 27 covered buttons down the back. It was owned by Peggy Ann Westbrooks Cranker of Murfreesboro. {Photos Provided}

REGIONAL NEWS | Murfreesboro — Whether you’re a history buff or a student of fashion and design, the annual Wedding Dresses through History event at the historic Oakland Mansion is sure to pique your interests. Organizers have collected dresses from around southern, middle Tennessee in a exhibit that explores women’s history, fashion history, cultural history and the history of our community.  Over 50 gowns will be on display … many for the first time.

The exhibit opens on January 17 and will continue through March 1. It will take place in the Maney Hall of the Oakland Mansions, which is located at 900 North Maney Avenue in Murfreesboro. The exhibit will be open daily, Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the exhibit is $10 per person and is open to the public. For more information, visit the exhibit’s Facebook page of visit the Oakland Mansion website. •

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