Marriage Exhibit – Beltrami County

BEMIDJI, MN – Beltrami County Historical Society Announces Marriage Exhibit Opening March 15
Beltrami County Historical Society is pleased to announce its special exhibit, “I Thee Wed: Histories of
Marriage in Beltrami County,” which will open Wednesday, March 15, at Beltrami County History Center
at 130 Minnesota Ave. SW, Bemidji.
“Although marriage is present in virtually all cultures, the ceremonies, rules, and roles of and in marriage
differ from community to community,” shares Emily Thabes, Executive Director of the Historical Society.
“Our exhibit will share some of the regional cultural aspects of marriage that we honor and celebrate, as
well as photographs of many couples married in Beltrami County across the years. Additionally, we
intend to highlight a few specific stories that may give visitors a new perspective on the meaning and
purpose of marriage across the decades.”
The Historical Society is looking for additional stories for this exhibit, including couples who have been
married for more than 50 years and persons whose marriages were not always legally recognized in
Minnesota. The Historical Society also welcomes loans of handmade and vintage dresses and accessories
for our exhibit display and programs. If you are interested in participating, please get in touch with the
Beltrami County Historical Society at or 218-444-3376.
We look forward to welcoming you at our exhibition opening on March 15. For more information about
the Historical Society’s exhibits, events, membership, and volunteer opportunities, please visit or follow us on Facebook @beltramihistory.

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