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Etiquette & Lifestyle in the Age of Elegance

November 8, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Etiquette drawing

Etiquette drawingAnnamarie von Firley, the Owner/Designer of reVamp and creator of fine reproduction vintage clothing, will discuss how etiquette dictated the life of an upper class family in the Age of Elegance. Societal expectations during the fin de siècle choreographed how household members navigated their space and interacted with one another. The 1900s and 1910s were the period of “peak etiquette” before social mores began chipping away with the advent of the Great War. This exploration of etiquette during the turn of the last century will be a lens to define the roles and expectations of each member of the household of wealthy families and illustrate how their lifestyle is distinctly different from that of today.

This is the third of three programs in the Age of Elegance Lecture Series in which the public is invited to join Pasadena Museum of History volunteers for an intriguing new series focused on the artistry and lifestyle of the Edwardian period and its continued impact on Pasadena. Each lecture will be preceded by a short presentation on the many ways you can share the vibrant history, culture, and arts of Pasadena by volunteering with students on educational field trips, becoming a docent in the 1906 Fenyes Mansion, assisting with lectures and events, or working in the Research Library & Archives.

The Age of Elegance Lectures are supported in part with funds received from the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Foundation. They will be held off site at the historic 1929 Maxwell House, home of the Western Justice Center, 55 South Grand Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105. The lectures are free; advance reservations are required and may be made online. Make reservations for the November 8 program at http://etiquetteandlifestyle.bpt.me/

Additional Age of Elegance lectures: Thursday, September 28, 11:00 am – Grace Nicholson: Pasadena’s Merchant Princess, and Friday, October 20, 11:00 am – Not Just Another Pretty Vase: The Story of American Art Pottery.


November 8, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Pasadena Museum of History


The Maxwell House
55 S. Grand Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105 United States
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