Marlborough Historical Society wedding exhibit back by popular demand

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By Mary Wenzel, Marlborough Columnist

Marian Hopkins of Marlborough stands by the wedding attire of her parents that is on display at the Marlborough Historical Society’s “A Celebration of Vintage Wedding Styles” being presented at the Peter Rice Homestead, 377 Elm St., on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2 to 4 p.m. (Photo/Mary Wenzel)

MARLBOROUGH – An ecru satin gown with its long train and matching fan, is the wedding gown worn by Marlborough bride, Marian Lamson, when she married Marlborough’s Lt. Ernest Carr, 87 years ago.

It is on display at the Marlborough Historical Society’s “A Celebration of Vintage Wedding Styles” being presented at the Peter Rice Homestead, 377 Elm St., on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2 to 4 p.m.

The West Point uniform worn by Carr is also on display from the 1934 wedding, which was described as a brilliant military wedding of two prominent Marlborough families, complete with a West Point military escort followed by an arch of sabers.

The vintage pieces were donated by the couple’s two daughters, Marian Hopkins of Marlborough, and the late Clara Stickney.

These is just two of the wedding fashions on display that includes gowns and bridesmaid dresses as well as men’s attire.

The wedding gowns date from 1865 to 1984.

The presentation has been shown three times to date. By popular demand, they will make one more appearance on Sept. 19.

Linda Rennie and Trish Holt, members of the Marlborough Historical Society, have spent nearly two years researching and organizing the antique wedding clothing.

The donation to attend is $5.

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