Conducted in partnership with the Merchant’s House Museum

In these dog days of summer, join Merchants House Museum Historian Ann Haddad to learn how the Tredwell family and their peers spent the hot summer months. In the mid-nineteenth century, the fascination with natural history and being one with nature took several forms. In this webinar, Ann will explore two popular pastimes: “taking the waters” at one of the popular spa towns, and the art of flower and seaweed pressing, a respectable and genteel hobby for Victorian women.

Ann Haddad is Museum Historian at the Merchant’s House. A native New Yorker, she holds an MLS degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
6:00 pm