BOND HOUSE UNVEILS NEW EXHIBIT

Wedding dresses now and then (44)

Did you know that wedding dresses weren’t always white?

BOND HOUSE EXHIBIT FOR 2016 SEASON – The History Center’s c. 1823 Col. William Bond/Jesse Hawley House has unveiled the 2016 exhibit “Did You Know?” The exhibit asks and answers this question featuring tidbits of historical information on objects, manners and lifestyles of the past.

For example, did you know…
Why hard-boiled eggs are associated with Easter? Where a blanket chest would likely be located in a home? Why baby conveyances were called “baby buggies” and “baby carriages”? The most common wedding dress colors prior to Queen Victoria’s white gown?

Our National Register historic house/museum at 143 Ontario St. is Lockport’s oldest brick home and includes 12 fully furnished rooms. The Bond House will be open until December on days and hours to be announced.  Watch this web site, our Facebook. newsletter and local media for those dates and times. Docents will be on hand on each date to guide visitors and offer information on the house and exhibit.

If you’d like to volunteer as a docent, please call the History Center at 434-7433.

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