Ridgewood February 4, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 7 ‘An Age of Elegance’ comes to Schoolhouse Museum Ridgewood Historical Society is sponsoring “An Age of Elegance: Weddings from Ridgewood’s Past,” to be displayed at the village’s Schoolhouse Museum March 29 through July 26. This exhibit explores the social rituals of love and marriage through historical and lavish wedding gowns, bridal lingerie, accessories, and ephemera from the Ridgewood Historical Society’s collection dating from the late 18th century through the early 20th century. “The wedding gowns and other artifacts in this collection are rich historical ‘documents.’ They tell a great deal about the technology, textiles, and traditions of Ridgewood society in an age gone by,” said Joy Hamburger of Ridgewood who is the curator of the exhibit. “It’s exciting to work with this collection which includes delicate wedding slippers from the 1700s, beautiful invitations addressed to prominent Ridgewood families in the 1800s, and elaborate gowns from the Victorian Era.” “This show and our recent ‘From Belfast to Brooklawn’ exhibit support our goal of making local history come alive for all who walk through the schoolhouse doors,” stated Sheila Brogan, president of Ridgewood Historical Society. “I hope that visitors to the Schoolhouse Museum will enjoy this exhibit and make the museum one of their favorite Ridgewood destinations.” Funding has been made possible in part through grant funds administered by the Bergen County Department of Parks, Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs through a General Operating Support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of Cultural Affairs in the Department of State. The museum welcomes local residents to participate in this exhibit by lending wedding photographs of their ancestors. Anyone interested in submitting photos should call the Schoolhouse Museum at (201) 447-3242. The exhibit will be open to the public every Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m., Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m., and Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. Suggested donation, adults $5, children $3, families $10. For more information contact The Schoolhouse Museum, 650 East Glen Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450, (201) 447-3242, or visit the web site www.RidgewoodHistoricalSociety.org. Built in 1872, the schoolhouse was one of the first public schools in Ridgewood. Today as a museum, it maintains a collection of artifacts representing the history, culture, and lives of ordinary people from Ridgewood and the surrounding area from the time of the Native Americans to the early 20th century. The Ridgewood Historical Society operates the museum and is committed to making history come alive for all who walk though the schoolhouse doors. Students are recital ready The Maroon and White Recital and Art Exhibition Series gives students a solo opportunity to perform or exhibit their work. Each month, students in the performing and visual arts present a program at 3:30 p.m. in the Campus Gallery at Ridgewood High School or have their work on display at the Carroll Art Gallery. This next performance will be Thursday, Feb. 26. The performances will last approximately 90 minutes and will be followed by a reception. All are invited to attend. Art Department Chairman Christopher McCullough and Music Chairman Ed Schmiedecke are pictured here with some of the performers. ������������������������������� ������������������������������� ������������������� ������������������������������������ ������������������������������������ ����������������������� ���� ����������� ��� ���������� ��������������������� ������������������������������ ������������������������ ������������ ���������������������������������� ������������������������������� ���������������������������������� ���������������������������������� ������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������� ����������������������������������� ������������������������������ ������������� ��� �������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������� ������������ ���������������������������������� ����������������������������������������� �������������������������������������� ��������������������������� �����������������