Free Online Event!
The Gilded Age was a unique era of American history in-between the end of the Civil War and the beginning of World War I. During this time, technological and cultural innovations changed the lifestyles of the successful few and the many who struggled. This multimedia lecture will explore the “new normal” for the rich, the poor, and those in-between. We’ll visit the fabulous mansions of Newport, Hull House in Chicago, and many iconic sites in New York and elsewhere. We’ll meet innovators and trend-setters such as the Vanderbilts, Mamie Fish, Jane Addams, and Edith Wharton. And music! We’ll listen to music popular the time including Ragtime, Blues, operetta, and art music.
Presenter; Margaret Montet.