Nineteenth-Century Summer Pastimes: Spa Vacations and Flower Pressing



Location: Virtual

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 @ 6 PM 

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.