Dinner is Served: A Symposium on Victorian Dining
Monday, March 9
The Manship House Museum
420 East Fortification Street
The Manship House Museum in Jackson, Mississippi, invites members of the public to attend Dinner is Served: A Symposium on Victorian Dining. The event, which examines life in the dining room, is free of charge, but reservations are required. For more information, or to reserve a space, call 601-961-4724 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The symposium schedule follows:
9 a.m. -- The Dining Room and Kitchen in Antebellum Mississippi; presentation by Todd Sanders of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History
10 a.m. -- A Table, Mes Amis: Creole Cooking Traditions in New Orleans, 1830-1880, by Mamie Gasperecz, director of the Hermann-Grima/Galier Houses, New Orleans
Of Hearth and Home, by Carolyn Bercier, deputy director of the Hermann-Grima/Galier Houses, New Orleans
1 p.m. -- The Supreme Test of Refinement: Victorian Dining Etiquette, by Amy Forbes of Millsaps College
2 p.m. -- The Favorite Room, by master grainer Malcolm Robson
The Manship House Museum interprets the daily life of an interesting nineteenth-century Mississippi family through the house the family lived in for so many years. Until its acquisition by the state of Mississippi in 1975, the Manship House had been continuously occupied by members of the Manship family since its construction in 1857. For more information on the Manship House, click here.