Marilyn Carminio will discuss three decades of high society on both sides of the Atlantic, from 1870s New York to the Edwardian Era in London. She will examine the intricate social codes of conduct as defined by “the” Mrs. Astor, society’s undisputed leader, along with the changes prompted by the appearance of the new rich, led by Mrs. Vanderbilt. The talk will also explore Edwardian England and the American “Dollar Princesses” who exchanged money for titles. Co-sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library.
FEE: $5 includes talk & lunch. Reservations are required, please call 631-283-2492
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane