“Something Old” Wedding Exhibit to Debut at the Orland Park History Museum

“Something Old” Wedding Exhibit to Debut at the Orland Park History Museum
Posted on 05/05/2017

Guests to the Village of Orland Park History Museum's wedding exhibit, "Something Old," are sure to see plenty of old and borrowed items - maybe even something blue - as the museum unveils its new exhibit on Saturday, June 3.

The museum's wedding exhibit kickoff event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at the museum, located at 14415 Beacon Avenue. The event is free and open to all. Refreshments will also be served.

"Something Old" is the first big exhibit featured at the village's year-old history museum and will run from June 3 until November. The museum is open every Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

"This exhibit has been widely anticipated," said Sarah Konzen, museum curator. "It's something everyone can relate to as people have seen or experienced a wedding - and June is wedding season."

The exhibit features donated and loaned wedding items from members of the community - with bride and groom wedding attire and accessories starting from the turn of the century and moving to more modern times. The collection includes three turn-of-the-century gowns.

"Visitors will see many wedding dress styles from the 1930s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s. This includes men's suits, photographs, veils, shoes, jewelries, Bibles, wedding invitations, and more," Konzen said.

"Something Old" includes a nod to today's wedding trends, as guests can snap their photo in a vintage-themed photo booth complete with wedding props. Throughout the five-month exhibit, guest speakers will be brought in for special wedding themed presentations, and a bridal shower is also planned.

The Village of Orland Park History Museum opened in April of 2016 and is housed in the village's former village hall.

For more information, contact museum curator, Sarah Konzen at (708) 873-1622 or skonzen@orlandpark.org