by Judy Bushy June 14, 2016
What a pleasure to stop in at the Siskiyou County Museum last week and see Lisa dressing manikins with beautiful wedding dresses. Yes, this is June all right! It was amazing to see them ready to show off our 1880s to 1900s collection of wedding attire, a beautiful array of gowns, some men’s suits, along with bridal accessories, photographs, love letters, and more.
A gorgeous three-piece gown caught my eye right away, as it was very beautiful, but not the traditional white dress usually seen. It was created by French designer Emile Pingat (1820-1901) and sent from Paris, France to Siskiyou County and worn by a sophisticated lady on her wedding day. I wonder who was the fortunate young lady who was able to wear that fabulous dress for her wedding!!
The volunteers were so helpful in looking up and helping me with the information that I went to pick up. Our museum is a treasure. Siskiyou County Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Admission is $3.00 for adults, $1.00 for children ages 6-12, and under are free.You won’t want to miss the Grand Reopening of the outdoor museum soon!!
From the museum, I intended to look up some historical accounts of a shooting in Happy Camp in latter 1946 and see what I could find on the Classic Hill Mine. Unfortunately, although I found that the Library has lots of resources, they were nearly closing. I’ll have to make that trip again…earlier in the day!