Frick Lecture Series
This fall, join us for a splendid lecture series from the fine historians at The Frick. In September, learn more about the American Garden and its connection to the American Dream. In October, discover more about Domestics in the Gilded Age (ala Upstairs Downstairs and Downton Abbey). And finally, the series will culminate in a festive holiday tea with a light lunch and presentation on Victorian Holiday Traditions. Attend all 3 (for a reduced price) or just 1 or 2. Register on this event if you plan to attend all 3 and register on the individual event dates if you plan to just attend 1 or 2.
Friday, September 20th 10:30-12:00: Land of Abundance: Pittsburgh and the American Garden
- Through this colorful presentation, learn about the history of gardening in America and in the region. From early explorers to our presidents to Pittsburghers like the Frick family, discover how, through our love of gardens, we quite literally have cultivated the American dream. Register for this event only here.
Friday, October 25th 10:30-12:00: In Service: Domestics in the Gilded Age
- What was it really like to be domestic worker during the Gilded Age? Viewers of Downtown Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs may enjoy this program, which takes a close look at the daily life of household staff during Pittsburgh’s Gilded Age. Using Clayton, the home of Henry Clay Frick, as a backdrop, this presentation offers a behind-the-scenes perspective of what it took to run the lavish mansions of wealthy American industrialists in Pittsburgh during the late 19th century. Register for this event only here.
Friday, December 6th 1:00-3:00: Tea and Victorian Holiday Traditions
- Do you know when the first Christmas card was sent or why many people keep a bucket of water handy when they lit their Christmas trees? Explore the origins of these and many other Victorian holiday traditions. Enjoy the presentation while sipping on a delicious cup of tea and enjoying some light refreshments from Curbside Coffee. Register for this event only here.
July 17 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm