Bride and Groom Wedding Apparel Set

Donated by Robert Lackey, son of June M. Cox Lackey of Dewdney, these wedding outfits belonged to his great grandmother and great grandfather, both residents of Mission.

Textiles are among the most delicate artifacts a museum can have in its collection. As a result, they require special care and attention to attend properly to their long-term preservation needs. In order to safely store this historically significant set of wedding clothes, the museum will require an archival quality costume preservation box. These boxes are only available through the Canadian distributor of an American company, and retail for $80USD plus the additional cost of courier shipping. The total price for the item required amounts to approximately $150.oo CAN.

The Mission Museum is a branch of the Mission District Historical Society (MDHS), a charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to “recording our history, educating the community, preserving our heritage.” The society relies on the generosity of individuals and businesses to help us continue our work, preserving Mission’s material history and making it available to the public.

Would be willing to help us reach our goal of $175 to preserve these precious artifacts? If so, take a minute now to make an instant impact on our cause. Every little bit helps!

If you would like to sponsor the entire cost or a small portion of the cost of this item, please click the button below to make a donation to the Mission District Historical Society through Please indicate the specific fund as “Mission Museum” and add a note that you wish your donation to go towards the Wedding Apparel set.

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