Submitted by Ruth Bainbridge
August is a busy time at the St. Edmunds Bruce Peninsula Museum. Starting August 9th there is a Wedding Dress Exhibit featuring wedding gowns from 1900 to more recent times. Local families have dug into their storerooms and found some fascinating examples of wedding fashions from long ago. The exhibit will include photos of weddings from the past. The display will end August 17th. Make sure you come and see how wedding attire and celebrations have changed over the years. Refreshments will be served on the afternoon of the final day.
The local carvers will be back on Wednesday August 21st from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm displaying their craft. After watching these skilled artisans in action come into the museum and look at the Lloyd Smith exhibit. Originally a fisherman and boat builder, Lloyd turned his hand to carving wooden neckties, masks, walking sticks and other items as well as making stools and coffee tables. He was also one of the earliest guides to take tourists over to Flower Pot Island.
The spinners, tatters and other needle crafters will also be on site on August 21st from 1:00 to 3:00 pm demonstrating their various skills. Tatting is an ancient craft that may have developed from netting and decorative rope work as sailors and fisherman put together motifs for girlfriends or wives at home. It is a variety of lace making common in many countries. The lace produced is fine and delicate compared to crocheted or knitted articles.
The museum is open every day from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm until Labour Day weekend. We look forward to seeing you.