CAST OF DOWNTON ABBEY WW ISaturday October 18th 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Graubner
In this fascinating illustrated lecture, Dr. DiAnn Ellis discusses the world of Downton Abbey within the sociohistorical and geopolitical context of the era. Learn about the amazing Victorian and Edwardian periods. From the real Highclere Castle and Gardens where the series is filmed; to “The Buccaneers”; to the beautiful Worth gowns; to The Great War (100th Anniversary); to the Suffragettes; to the Spanish Flu; to Modern Spiritualism and Ouija Boards; as well as the daily lives of the landowners and the servants.

Dr. DiAnn Ellis was a Professor of Education for 34 years at San Francisco State University and, having lived in England, is now pursuing her keen interest in   British history. She has put together this mesmerizing program inspired by the much watched and globally applauded PBS television series, Downton Abbey.

Vintage dress is welcome! Tea and biscuits will be served at the Interval.

Space is limited so please email askrdl@romeodistrictlibrary.org or call (586) 752-0603 opt. 4 to reserve your seat today.

This program is FREE and open to the public.

Worley and Mr LincolnSaturday November 8th 11:00 am Graubner
Many of us are aware of the sights and sounds of the American Civil War.  But few are aware of the role played by Religion and the churches before the start of the American Civil War. What was the role of Chaplain’s and how did they handle military life and battle?  Come join presenter Worley H. Smith for a morning discussion on the Fighting Parsons plus much more.