Iowa’s German American Heritage Center To Showcase Vintage German Wedding Traditions

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs


On Sunday, January 13, the German American Heritage Center in Davenport, Iowa, will be opening their latest exhibit highlighting vintage German wedding traditions and bridal fashion.  Featuring more than 30 wedding gowns spanning from 1868 to 1968, the display will present a visual timeline of German wedding fashion.  “Vintage Vows & Veils” will also provide a look at non-fashion elements, including popular wedding staples such as cake toppers, generously loaned to the exhibit by local families with rich German roots.

To kick things off on the 13th, Kathlyn Hofmann will be giving a presentation on the “interesting ways in which American [wedding] traditions differ from the German” at 2pm.  If you are currently planning a wedding, this exhibit may be a nice way to find some traditional inspiration for the special day.

“Vintage Vows & Veils” runs from January 13 to May 26 at the German American Heritage Center located at 712 W 2nd St. in Davenport, IA.  Admission is $5 for Adults, $4 for Seniors, and $3 for Children 5-17, and is open Tuesday through Saturday (10am – 4pm) and Sundays (12pm – 4pm).


Source: German American Heritage Center

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