New exhibit at historical museum on fashions of the 1940s a must-see

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MARTIN COUNTY - A new exhibit has opened at Martin County Historical Museum and the latest display is called “Fashions of the 1940s” and features dresses, accessories, photos and other items highlighting popular culture during that important decade in American history.

Among the pieces on display are two beautiful wedding gowns worn by local women when they married their soldier sweethearts after World War II.

Helen Ruth Range wore a long satin dress with a hoop skirt when she married Tull Ray Louder on Dec. 22, 1945.

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