Ribbon cutting for new exhibit

-Daily Freeman Journal photo by Gloria Rasmussen
Dean Bowden, center, works the giant scissors at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Jane Young House's Vintage Clothing Exhibit, along with Webster City Chamber members and supporters from the women's club and the Jane Young House Foundation. The public is invited to an open house to see the new clothing display from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, 628 Elm St. There is no charge for admission.

The public is invited to an open house to see the new clothing display from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, 628 Elm St. There is no charge for admission.

The exhibit is comprised of vintage and antique clothing that was found in the house but hadn’t been displayed before. Committee members said the clothing was likely donated by members or the families of members, spanning nearly a 100 years of fashion history.

The house was the home of Jane and Kendall Young, early Webster City benefactors. Built in 1873, the home originally set on four lots facing Willson Avenue. The house featured five gables, seven fireplaces — only one of which remains – and 11-foot ceilings. The home was moved in 1904 to make room for the new Kendall Young Library. It was moved to its current location when the library expanded in 1997.

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