All Things Victorian
Schedule for 2019 - 2020
November 8th - Rebecca Freedman will discuss Victorian Murderesses
December 13th - Maria Meredith will discuss Victorian Christmas
January 10th - Liz Hisey will discuss Victorian Health/Medicine/Safety/Hygiene
February 14th - Bert Sheffer will discuss Victorian servant life
March 13th - Alba Foreman will discuss Victorian marriages
April 10th - Carol Osten will discuss the birth of photography, filming, etc.
May 8th - Alba Foreman will discuss Victorian homes
June 12th - Carol Shabe will discuss Victorian architecture
A Memorable Victorian Christmas Tea - December 13th, 2019
Maria Meredith's Victorian Christmas Afternoon Tea was simply wonderful. The tiny sandwiches, the baked goods, the Xmas crackers, the prosecco, the decorations throughout her house, the party favors (tea and walnuts), and most spectacular… her lecture on Victorian Christmases. A truly memorable afternoon!
On April 5th, 2019, the All Things Victorian group met at the home of Liz Hisey to discuss Victorian Funerals and Etiquette. Liz prepared a funeral tea with scrumptuous funeral pies, cakes and biscuits that she baked herself from authentic Victorian recipes. Her presentation table had actual samples of funeral announcements, sympathy cards, photos, etc. After the tea, Rebecca Freedman covered the topic of the postponed March meeting: The Role of Women in Victorian times. It was delightful that so many came dressed in “Widow's Weeds & Weeping Veils” as in Liz’s source book.