Rituals of Romance: A History of Courtship and Weddings

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Waunakee Public Library
Programming Room

Event Details

Leslie Bellais will present Rituals of Romance: A History of Courtship and Weddings, 1830-1990, in which she describes how such entrenched traditions of the wedding ceremony may seem eternal, yet these rituals have existed for less than 200 years. Ms. Bellais, Curator of Social History at the Wisconsin Historical Museum, will explore how these traditions emerged and why they have fossilized into the wedding rituals we experience today. Ms. Bellais will also compare wedding clothing and practices to the rituals of courtship, which in contrast have changed and evolved over time

This presentation is a part of our History of Clothing Series. 

Event Type(s): Adult Event
Gay Strandemo
(608) 850-2533

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