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Downton fan? Living history lecture at library


On Monday, April 29, the Goldendale Library will host “Dining at Downton: A Trial by Fork” with living history lecturer Tames Alan. The presentation, which explores the social rules, class biases and etiquette of Victorian England, is sure to appeal to fans of history programs like “Downton Abbey” or “Upstairs Downstairs.”

At this event, the audience will explore through photographs and artifacts a time of forgotten elegance, when setting the table was an art and serving a meal was a well-choreographed dance. One changed into dinner clothes and chose jewelry to reflect candlelight.

Alan will explain the mysteries of the table, from its arrangement (and what all those forks we...

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