Vintage Wedding Dress On Exhibit During Fall Folk Festival
The dress worn by Myrtle G. Shore (b. June 19, 1890) at her wedding to Samuel Cleveland Henry April 23, 1913, was recently donated to the Fulton County Historical Society and will be on display this weekend during the Fall Folk Festival at the society’s Fulton House museum on Lincoln Way East in McConnellsburg.
Donated by Myrtle’s granddaughter, Trudy Henry, the white gown will be displayed along with Myrtle and Samuel’s marriage certificate, which has been donated to the society by the children of Wendell Henry, son of Myrtle and Samuel.
Myrtle and Samuel were the parents of six sons and a daughter – John, Wendell, Sara, Raymond, Reed, Kenneth and Richard. All six sons and son-in-law fought in World War II and returned home to raise families. Myrtle died in Clear Ridge on June 23, 1958.
Fulton House museum hours during the Fall Folk Festival are Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 4:30 p.m.