Sunday, May 13th, 2018

Exhibit at Acorn Hall Features 1980s Styles

Morris County Historical Society Showcases Custom Wedding Gowns

Wedding dresses hang in Jeanne Floersheimer’s shop in a former chapel during the 1980s.

The Morris County Historical Society is featuring Jeanne Floersheimer’s collection of nine custom 1980s wedding gowns and accessories at Acorn Hall in Morristown from Wednesday May 2 through Thursday, Aug. 2.

All of the dresses were samples from Floersheimer’s bridal shop, which was appropriately located in an old chapel on Columbia Turnpike in Florham Park during the 1980s.

They represent iconic styles of the 1980s: large off-the-shoulder sleeves, V-shaped necklines and bodice bottoms, and long trains.

Floersheimer’s collection represents the glamour of a modern wedding without the tell-tale signs, and stains, of a reception. While these gowns never had their chance to “grace the aisle,” they’re now having their time to shine.

Morris County Historical Society Showcases Custom Wedding GownsMCHS is located at Acorn Hall, 68 Morris Avenue, Morristown, and is open Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Admission, which includes the exhibits and landscaped grounds, is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for students, and is free for children under 12 and MCHS members.

For more information, call MCHS at 973-267-3465 or visit the MCHS website: MorrisCountyHistory.org.