Era of Elegance: Elegant Entertaining in the Gilded Age


Starts in 10 Hours, 34 Minutes

February 23, 2019 4:00 pm

presented by Food Historian Francine Segan. Sponsored by the The Community Events Committee of the Salisbury Association in collaboration with the Scoville Memorial Library. The Gilded Age—spanning from the 1860s through WW I—was a time of calling cards, horse drawn coaches, afternoon tea, cotillions, lawn parties, and formal dinners… a time when even picnics were served on fine china. During this lively presentation discover the 19th century meanings of giving a lady a tulip instead a rose; learn the most popular toasts of the era and when it was proper to remove your gloves or tip your hat. Discover why ladies magazine’s of the 19th century advised bringing a bundle of sticks to a party. Learn the calling card equivalent of “unfriending” someone and why the nutmeg grater was the must-have accessory of the 1890s. Scoville Memorial Library, 38 Main Street,  Salisbury, CT 06068. 860.435.2838.