I’m delighted to have been asked to participate in the Virginia Historical Society’s program offered in conjunction with their Downton Abbey exhibit. I’ll be giving a lecture on the Roaring Twenties on Saturday, November 14 at 2:00 PM at the museum on 428 North Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220. The unofficial title is Weird-but-True Things Most People Don’t Know about the Roaring Twenties. Members are free; other adults are $6; seniors $5; children $4.
“Mary Miley Theobald thinks the Roaring Twenties is the most fascinating decade in American history. In this lecture, she touches on some of the surprising things she learned about vaudeville, Prohibition, silent movies, and fashion while doing background research for her mystery novel series. Mary Miley Theobald is the author of several works of nonfiction, including Death by Petticoat: American History Myths Debunked, and First House: Two Centuries with Virginia’s First Families, and an award-winning mystery series set in the Roaring Twenties. Her novels include The Impersonator and Silent Murders.”
The exhibit “Dressing Downton” runs from Oct. 18 through January 10, 2016. Don’t miss it!
This October, Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times will be the first in a series of exhibitions to open in the new Virginia Sargeant Reynolds Gallery. Dressing Downton highlights fashion from one of the most widely watched television dramas in the world, Downton Abbey®. Follow your favorite characters, both upstairs and down; walk through a costume chronicle of the period in this traveling exhibition that showcases nearly 40 period costumes and jewelry from the hit series. Visitors will be able to explore the lives of Downton’s aristocratic inhabitants and their servants during the 1910s and 1920s. Altria Group is the proud sponsor of this dazzling exhibition, which is produced by Exhibits Development Group in cooperation with Cosprop Ltd., London. Downton™ and Downton Abbey®. ©2015 Carnival Film & Television Limited.