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By Tony Ault
Staff Writer 

Temecula DAR donated 1890s bridal dress finds its way to downtown Hemet museum


Last updated 6/8/2018 at 10:54am


Bonnie Hayosh, officer from the Luiseno Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Temecula, presents this 1890s Victorian bridal gown to Eve Faulkner, owner of the Victoria Bridal Museum at 146 N. Harvard St. in Hemet. The gown is on display with 35 others collected by Faulkner since 1985.

Eve Faulkner's passion of collecting bridal gowns from the Victorian Era, a time of romance and moral sensibilities, reached the attention of the Temecula Daughters of the Revolution who recently came into possession of an 1890s bridal dress.

Faulkner, owner of the unique Victorian Bridal Museum in historic downtown Hemet, was he first person the DAR ladies contacted about what to do with the beautiful silk brocade and lace high-necked dress.

The dress, most likely proudly worn by a bride in the middle of America's Industrial Revolution, had no home where it could be preserved. The Temecu...

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