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Hops and History- “Weddings from Wonderful to Weird: How Bridal Fashions Have Shaped the Way We Wed over 120 Years”- Jessica Cygan

January 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Hops and History is back! In 2022, every other month we will be enjoying a Historic Happy Hour, complete with discussions of quirky historic topics and local craft beer from Pantown Brewing.

Seamstress, reenactor and vintage collector Jessica Cygan leads a discussion on the traditional, the wonderful and the weird of vintage bridal fashion. Cygan will talk about where our modern ideas about weddings came from, and answer questions like: Why do we wear white and when did that tradition begin? How did royal weddings influence our views of weddings? Is that expensive dress only used once? Did they actually make dresses out of parachutes in World War II? Answers to this and many more burning questions explained about bridal traditions from 1840 to 1960.

The drinking of the beer starts at 5:30, and the program begins at 6! So mark the following dates on your calendar, bring some cash for a couple pints of delicious beer, and join us! Call 320.253.8424 or email for information on how to register.

Cost: $7 for non-members, members free

  • January 13- “Weddings from Wonderful to Weird: How Bridal Fashions Have Shaped the way we Wed over 120 Years”- Jessica Cygan- 5:30 pm
  • March 10- “Prairie Madness: Fact or Fiction?”- Caitlin Carlson and Eric Cheever- 5:30 pm
  • May 12- “WWII: Pin-ups, Anchors, and Hearts”- Mitch Bender- 5:30 pm


January 13
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Stearns History Museum
235 33rd Ave S
St Cloud, MN 56301 United States
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(320) 253-8424
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Museum Hours:

Wed. - Sat. 10-5,
Sunday 12-4.