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May 13, 2012

HISTORICAL TREASURE: Here comes the bride

TERRE HAUTE — The newest major exhibit at the Historical Museum, which opens Tuesday, showcases wedding gowns worn by Vigo County residents. Ensembles from the 1800s through the 1980s are featured in this exquisite exhibit.

Also included are mother-of-the-bride ensembles and attendant gowns from weddings past. All manner of photographs, accessories, invitations and mementos will also be on display. Grooms attire will also be represented.

The photograph above is the wedding picture of Louise Levite and Walter Sommers who were married on March 30, 1947. Many will recognize the names of these longtime residents of Terre Haute. Louise is the sister of Salo Levite of the former Meis Company and Walter Sommers is well known as a buyer for the firm. Louise’s beautiful satin gown is one of those displayed. This exhibit will be open through Aug. 12.

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