Sep 04 2016
Portrait of a Bride, an Evolving Silhouette

Portrait of a Bride, an Evolving Silhouette

Presented by Apalachicola Arsenal Museum and Conference Center at Apalachicola Arsenal Museum and Conference Center

Please join us for an elegant Bridal Brunch/Tea fundraiser featuring twenty historic wedding gowns from the extensive collection of Leigh-Anne LaRue Brown. This lecture program and exhibit, which has received rave reviews statewide, uses the gowns as a vehicle to focus on the ever evolving history of the modern American woman, from Victorian Era to the Present. Substantial emphasis is given to the educational opportunities, social events, economic boom times and crises, as well as political changes that surrounded each bride in her era. Attention is also given to the textiles and construction methods used during each time period. Leigh-Anne also shares interesting antidotes from the brides who once wore the gowns.

Enjoy the Brunch at 11 a.m. or the Tea at 3 p.m. eastern time, each provided by Around the Corner Flowers & Bakery. The two programs will last approximately an hour each and food service will take place before the lecture. A croissant spread will be served for brunch and cheesecake parfait for the tea. The exhibit can be viewed before and after the lecture.

All proceeds from this “Portrait of a Bride” fundraiser will benefit the Museum which is this year's Florida Society Children of the American Revolution’s state project. The goal is to raise money for an educational, child-friendly, interactive exhibit at the Apalachicola Arsenal Museum in Chattahoochee, FL.

Admission Info

A donation of $25 is required per ticket to either the 11 a.m. or 3 p.m. show.  Tickets are available at Smith & Smith Jewelers in Marianna (850) 526-5488.

If this location isn’t convenient, then reserve your tickets to be received at the door on the day of the event.  Please mail a check payable to Chipola Chapter, NSDAR to Treasurer Joyce Dennis, 4761 Sheffield Drive, Marianna, FL 32446.  Be sure to indicate which show you would like to attend.  For an acknowledgement from Mrs. Dennis, please include your email address.   Tickets are also available online for $25 plus an additional fee at for your convenience.

Phone: (850) 526-5488

Dates & Times

2016/09/04 - 2016/09/04

Additional time info:

The two programs to choose from are the Bridal Brunch at 11 a.m. and the Bridal Tea at 3 p.m. eastern time. Each of the programs will last approximately an hour and include food, lecture, and exhibit-viewing opportunities.

Location Info

Apalachicola Arsenal Museum and Conference Center

1071 Pecan Lane, Chattahoochee, FL 32324

Parking Info

Parking lots are in front and in the rear of the museum.

Accessibility Info

Handicapped parking is at the rear of the building.