Sunday, August 19, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Join us in the museum’s stunning Normanby Room to discover the world of salon culture in Georgian Richmond.
Step back in time to the height of Richmond’s social season for this introduction to the tips and tricks of sociable talk in the eighteenth century.
Why did Georgians seek out conversation? How did hand-held objects encourage personal connection before the age of social media?
At this interactive event, you’ll learn how Georgians shook up the rigid rules of the aristocracy through face-to-face conversation and you’ll experience, firsthand, soirees styles from the 1760s and 1770s.
The University of York’s Dr Chloe Wigston Smith will reveal what made conversation tick in the eighteenth century. The answers may surprise you!
Refreshments by donation (to help loosen the tongue) will be available at this event.
‘Talking with Georgians’ is part of Richmond’s celebration of its 18th century heritage – GeorgeFest 18.