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The Frazier History Museum opens its new exhibit, Diana: A Celebration, this Saturday.

It features nine galleries with more than 150 items recalling the personal life of Princess Diana. They include clothing, family heirlooms and rarely-seen home movies and photos.

Today, Diana’s royal wedding gown was uncrated in preparation for display. The gown, veil and 25 foot train are featured in the Royal Wedding gallery as well as photos, letters, and video presentations surrounding her engagement to Prince Charles.

“It never ceases to be a very exciting job to have. We consider ourselves very lucky and privileged to be able to do this. It’s only with the permission of Diana’s sons that we’re allowed to do this,” said Nick Grossmark with the Spencer family’s Althorp Estate ,who travels with the exhibit.

Grossmark says his favorite item in the exhibit is one of the smallest.

“There’s a book that she got as a gift from Mother Teresa. I just think it was a very heartfelt piece that’s in the collection. Two very powerful women, I think, that understood each other.”

The public exhibition kicks of with “KNight for a Princess,” a 21 and over event Saturday evening. The collection will be on display from September 15 through January 13.