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Last chance to see the Romance of Lace, a Valentine's Exhibit at the Tehachapi Museum

First Friday in Downtown Tehachapi


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The exhibit of vintage Valentine's from 1900 to 1950 includes romantic ones as well as those sent by children.

An exhibit of vintage Valentines will remain on view through March for First Friday at the Tehachapi Museum. Two other special exhibits will also remain through March, in case you haven't had a chance to see them. One exhibit features several garments and samples of many types of lace. The featured jacket from the 1800s is made entirely of handmade lace that includes several types of lace and delicate stitching, made to fit a petite Victorian silhouette. It is astounding in its detail and shows the many hours of work that went into its creation.

Nearby, another showcase has several dresses from different eras that show the elegant use of lace on collars as trimming. The beauty of lace has endured in its popularity, especially for wedding gowns. Brides have continued their love affair with lace. The luxury and romance of lace has secured its place as one of the most cherished embellishments of all time.

Much of the lace produced today retains the beautiful designs and fine workmanship of the original. It was often the most costly part of dress and reflected the sophisticated tastes of the aristocracy. Lace adorned women's and men's collars and cuffs, draped women's shoulders, hands, and heads, covered entire gowns, and decorated furnishings.

Treats, wine, and champagne will be served for March First Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Regular hours are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. The Tehachapi Museum is located at 311 South Green Street and the Errea House Museum is across the street and keeps the same hours.

For more information, call Charles White at (661) 972-0958.


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