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Treasures from the Vault
The Phenomenon of the Parachute Wedding Dress in World War II

Marie Walborn wore a traditionally styled dress for her wedding ceremony in 1946, but her dress fabric was anything but traditional. It was made entirely from military-grade parachute silk. Join State Museum curator, Katie McGowan, as she discusses how wartime rationing and military surplus inspired this unusual fashion trend during World War II

Presentations will start at 12:15 PM and will last approximately 20 minutes followed by a question and answer period.

The State Museum has reopened with limited hours and with limited timed tickets.

Visit statemuseumpa.org/reopening for more information regarding reopening.

Sessions will be presented over Zoom and are free, but registration is required. Once registration is complete, attendees will receive an attendance link and password for all of the sessions listed.

Jul 30, 2021 12:15 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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