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Victorian Etiquette

If you think Alice felt lost in Wonderland, think about how you might feel if you had to navigate the rules of Victorian etiquette!  

Carolyn Kingsnorth of Historic Jacksonville will share the intricacies of calling cards, fan flirting, flower language, table manners, posture and poise, dancing, and other ways you were expected to "mind your manners" in the late 1800s. 

When Kingsnorth moved to Jacksonville 15 years ago after a career in marketing management, she fell in love with the historical gold mining town and finally found a use for her BA in History.  She has spent much of her "retirement" creating activities, programs, tours, and events that share the stories of the miners, farmers, and merchants who settled the Rogue Valley.  She is currently a board member of the Southern Oregon Historical Society and President of Historic Jacksonville, Inc. In both capacities, her stated goal is to "bring history to life".  She frequently points out, "History is not the names, dates, places, and battles we may have learned for school tests. It's the people and their stories - they tell us why we are who we are."

This program will take place on Tuesday, September 18 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room at the Medford Library.

05:30PM - 06:30PM
Medford Library
History Presentation/Lecture