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5. Knickerbocker Wedding Dress

In the corner of the front parlor you will see a wedding gown worn by Sarah Louise Knickerbocker on her wedding day, which was Christmas day in 1899.

She is near and dear to our hearts because she is an early member of the Mary Marshall Chapter DAR. Her descendants donated her wedding gown, shoes, ring box, invitation and her wedding portrait.

While obviously quite petite, she was actually 24 when she got married. She was college educated at Albion College and then in London England. She worked at the local newspaper and raised two kids. Her granddaughters donated the items to our museum.

1. Governor's Mansion Museum
  1. 2. The Governor's Mansion Building
  2. 3. James Wright Gordon
  3. 4. Marshall's Capitol History
  4. 5. Knickerbocker Wedding Dress
  5. 6. Hair Wreath
  6. 7. Franklin's Reception at Versailles