Time Travelers: “Here Comes the Bride”: Wedding Dresses (2022)

The Lyon County Museum has many wedding dresses in its collection. The dresses were worn by brides who were married in Lyon County or moved to Lyon County. The museum is featuring a special, temporary exhibit that opened on June 1, 2022 and closes on September 17, 2022. Over 40 dresses, including bridesmaid dresses and other formal wear are on display. The exhibit is located in the conference room on the 2nd floor of the museum.

After the exhibit closes on September 17, the dresses will be packed away again in acid free tissue paper and stored in archival boxes until they are to be displayed again. The boxes are then stored in one of the museum’s storage rooms.

Click on the red Wedding Exhibit Signs link to download information on dresses that were on display.


The history of giving wedding favors to guests began during the 16th century. Modern bridal couples still send their guests home with a memento of their joyous union.