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The Museum of the Albemarle will open its newest exhibit, I Do! Weddings in the Albemarle, 1831–2015 on June 27, 2015. The stunning exhibition focuses on the bride and her dress, but includes tailcoats, top hats, trousseaus, shoes, purses, photographs and other wedding related items. Brides and grooms of yesterday and today continue to hold to traditions and symbolism, yet always bring in their own style. Objects on display will include the wedding suit worn by Carl E. Causey at his wedding to Georgia Wilder on September 25, 1912. Wilder was the daughter of William R. Wilder and Frances E. Donner, a survivor of the Donner party. Frances’s mother, Tamsen Eustis, came to Elizabeth City in 1825 to teach at Elizabeth City Academy. She married Tully Dozier, of Camden County, and later George Donner, of Rowan County, NC. In 1846 the Donner family traveled with others to California, where a number of individuals suffered loss of life during the trip. Cornices from the 1914 the Robinson house will also be featured. William B. Blades presented this house to his daughter Ivy as a wedding gift when she married Charles O. Robinson. The monumental scale of the Neoclassical Revival structure is its most defining feature. The full-height porch is supported by classical columns dominates the façade of this house. The style was inspired by the 1893 Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition. Most of the best architects of the time designed dramatic colonnaded buildings arranged around a central court. Soon, these overly grand buildings became the latest fashion. Look for information on other highlighted artifacts that will be on display in next month’s article focusing on the Museum of the Albemarle. By: Wanda Lassiter, Curator, Museum of the Albemarle Albemarle Tradewinds May 2015 25