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Friends of the Plymouth Historical Museum Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, September 8, 7:30
Where: 155 S. Main Street
Plymouth, MI 48170

"Our Own Snug Fireside"

with Ken Giorlando and Larissa Fleishman

What would your daily life be like had you lived 150 years ago?

This program is a living history presentation for all ages. Renowned for their knowledge on daily life of the 19th century, living historians Larissa Fleishman and Ken Giorlando will draw you into their world of horses and carriages, oil lamps and candles, and hoop skirts and top hats as they bring back, by means of sight and sound, the every-day life of long ago.

Compare the daily tasks of life between farm and city life including: daily chores, food preparation and preservation, social interaction and events, and the differences in city and farm clothing for men and women.

Discover the cost of goods for city people and the reality of self-sufficiency for the farm families. Take a carriage ride from Detroit to Mt. Clemens with a stop-over in the farming community of Erin Township.

Through entertaining exchanges, replica artifacts, fun-filled facts, and a bit of humor, audiences of all ages will learn of the contrasting Victorian work week from country to city.  And it’s in this way that Mrs. Fleishman and Mr. Giorlando, while dressed in accurate period clothing, will give their audiences a more thoughtful regard of the era.

Fleishman and Giorlando have been students of history for decades, and have been involved in the practice of historical presenting and reenacting for nearly as long.

This event is free and open to the public. 
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