March 28, 2014

High expectations: ‘Veiled Arts of Victorian Women’ reveals ladies’ roles in etiquette-rich 18th-century households

With its newest exhibit, the Centre County Historical Society looks at what life was like for woman in our area during the years leading up to the Civil War. “The Veiled Arts of Victorian Women” is a fascinating examination of the unique etiquette, social codes and so-called tools of the trade that defined how a middle-class woman would raise her family and attend to her daily life in central Pennsylvania in the mid-1800s.

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