The Barrow County Museum is celebrating one of the most historically popular months for weddings with a display focusing on June brides.
The display features several wedding dresses and other memorabilia.
Museum curator Beth Barton is also working on a photo collage containing wedding portraits of past and present Winder residents.
While Barton is credited with originating the idea for the bridal display, Sara Pope and Martha Lowe Blalock also lent a hand in its creation.
Magistrate Judge June Davis, Judge Mike Strickland and Barrow County Historical Society member Susan Ryan enjoy wedding cake and punch during the “Pride in Barrow County” reception at the Barrow County Museum on June 11. The reception was in celebration of the museum’s newly landscaped grounds and the opening of a new feature display about weddings. Photo by Kristi Reed
Blalock said she hopes that visitors will enjoy seeing this and other displays at the museum which feature local people and events.
Blalock said the goal in changing the feature display on a frequent basis is to get more people to visit the museum and take a greater interest in local history.
“We have a lot of history here,” Blalock said. “We want more people to come to our museum and get interested.”
The Barrow County Museum is located at 74 West Athens Street in Winder. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 770-307-1183 or find the museum on Facebook.
To contribute a wedding or anniversary photo for the feature display, stop by the museum during regular operating hours to have the photo scanned or email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.