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-----0-----Sometimes the quest for vintage treasure strikes gold in one's very neighborhood. We live in a valley in eastern Oregon which has several small towns around its rim. Driving over to the town of Union we paid a visit to the Union County Museum during the Pioneer Days festival.
After browsing through the vintage collection in the church we returned to the museum to look at the few vintage items displayed and their vast pioneer and Victorian collection, which was wonderfully displayed. In some cases women's cloths were displayed in rooms with antique furniture.
Sometimes the clothing and accessories were displayed in cases.
Other times the items were sitting out for close inspection, as were these fabulous hats. Using the light in my cell phone I could examine the lining and construction of these hats and pioneer bonnets.
The collection of purses was also fabulous, but safely behind glass.
A highlight of the collection for me was the display of Victorian wedding dresses, with photographs of the brides who had worn them. Since it was a local museum, it had been gifted with both the dresses and the photographs by descendants of the brides who wanted to share their history with the community and visitors to the museum.
Lace is something I know only a little about, so I was delighted to learn that in a future visit I would be able to meet with the curator of these exhibits, who would be glad to help me learn more about lacework.