Saturday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (586) 752-0603 opt. 4 to reserve your seat today.
This program is FREE and open to the public.