First Annual Wedding Themed Fundraising Event
The Buffalo History Museum Launches New Annual Event With Wedding Dress Contest!
Buffalo, NY: The Buffalo History Museum is holding its and one day exhibit titled, Something Old, Something New, on Sunday, March 3rd at 4 p.m. at the Museum.
To herald the inaugural event, a Wedding Dress Contest will precede the big day.
The purpose of the Wedding Dress Contest is to attain a traditional bridal gown to be added to the collection. To enter the contest, a short story about the dress and photo must be submitted. The winning entry will ultimately be preserved with the winning bridal garment.
The contest is not limited to wearers of the dress. Anyone can participate. The dress and story will be accessioned for The Buffalo History Museum’s collection. The winning entry will be considered by the collections committee. The contest deadline is February 11, 2013.
• Dress, photo, and story will be added to the Museum’s permanent collection of historic treasures
• A featured photo and write–up in the Spring 2013 “Love & War” Quarterly Newsletter
• Certificate of Accession and documents ceremoniously presented at the event, Something Old, Something New, on March 3. (see below for contest guidelines)
THE EVENT & EXHIBIT
Something Old, Something New
Date: Sunday, March 3
Time: 4 – 8 p.m.
Cost: Members $20. Non- members $25.
Location: One Museum Court (at Elmwood Ave. and Nottingham Terrace)
Highlights of the Event:
• Pop-up bridal exhibit highlighting historic gowns from the collection
• Wedding Dress Contest winner announced
• Oversized bridal photos from ‘50′s, ‘60′s, and ‘70′s by Ettore-Winter Studio (featured in Tegler’s Dress Shop)
• Special auction items
• Complimentary champagne & hors d’oeuvres reception
• Distinguished guests
• Cash bar
To be eligible to win, please read the submission guidelines:
• Submit a brief story related to the dress
• STORY & PHOTO OF THE DRESS SUBMISSION DEADLINE, FEB. 11, 2013
• All types of stories welcome between 150 – 350 words
• Entrant must be the owner of the dress and willing to assign the actual garment to the Museum collection.
• Submit a photo. A picture of the dress being worn by its owner is preferable but not required
• Email submission to email@example.com
• Write in subject bar: Wedding Dress
• Or, mail to be received by Feb 11: