From Uptown Girls to Downton Abbey (Virtual)

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Educational Talk / Class

Age Group:

Adults , Teens
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Program Description


Long before the Beatles and the British Invasion of American pop culture, an invasion of a different kind and in the opposite direction took place. From 1870 to the early 1900s, the cash-strapped lords, viscounts, and dukes of Great Britain shifted their focus from hunting foxes and pheasants to more lucrative targets: cash-flush Gilded Age American socialites who were willing to trade their family's money for an ancient title. Learn how American gilded age heiresses invaded the British aristocracy.

This event is part of the Across the Pond series.