Selma Arts Center

By | June 25th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Raisin' Cain for the Selma Arts Center   Selma, California is a town of approximately 23,000 residents located southeast of Fresno. Selma started out as a railroad town and today is a bustling community proud of its dedication to the arts and its importance to area residents. The arts intersect at the Selma Arts Center. [...]

Elks Opera House

By | June 21st, 2015|Categories: Pioneer Dress, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Elks Opera House Backstory   More than 110 years ago the cornerstone the Elks Opera House was laid on East Gurley Street in Prescott, Arizona. The local Elks Lodge saw a need in the community and decided to incorporate a theater into the plans for their new building. Residents and lodge members raised the necessary [...]

Lillie’s Victorian Establishment

By | June 13th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Lillie's - the Victorian Pearl of New York's Theatre District   Not far from Broadway's glitz and glamor lies a grand saloon and eatery, Lillie's Victorian Establishment. Channeling another time and place, Lillie's resembles a beautiful antique shop from the outside. An unexpected experience awaits those who venture through its doors.     The ceilings [...]

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati

By | June 5th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Evolution of the Children's Theatre of Cincinnati   More than ninety years ago, the Junior League of Cincinnati had the forethought to develop a plan that brought theatre to the children of the city. That plan created the Junior League Players. The Junior League Players became the Children's Theatre of Cincinnati, when they incorporated [...]

Victoria and Albert’s

By | May 31st, 2015|Categories: Fashion, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Creating Victoria and Albert's       Victoria and Albert's Restaurant is located inside the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa at Walt Disney World, Orlando. Usually, when one thinks of Disney World, the thought of the "happiest place on earth" - for children comes to mind, but the Grand Floridian, Disney World's flagship and most [...]

Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society

By | May 4th, 2015|Categories: Ball Gowns, Edwardian Era, Steampunk, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

What is Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society?   The Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society (PEERS) is a non-profit corporation based in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. The organization is dedicated to remembering, researching, and re-creating the performing arts of the past. Their goals include producing and sponsoring original and re-creations of [...]

Old Town Temecula Gunfighters

By | April 23rd, 2015|Categories: Destinations, Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , , , , |

Who are the Old Town Temecula Gunfighters? The Old Town Temecula Gunfighters are a group of folks who present Wild West reenactment shows spanning the post-Civil war era, from about the 1870s to the 1890s.  They entertain visitors every 4th Saturday of the month at High Noon and 2 p.m. in the section of Temecula [...]

Sea Change Theatre Company

By | March 19th, 2015|Categories: Old West, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , |

Sea Change Theatre Company's Story   Sea Change Theatre Company is a semi-professional nonprofit theatre company that presented its first season in 2012.  This new troupe is located in Beverly, Massachusetts, on the Atlantic coast about one half hour's drive north of Boston.   The company offers a series of four thought-provoking theatrical works, including [...]

The Victorian Vest aka: The Waistcoat

By | February 24th, 2015|Categories: Victorian Era, Victorian Fashions|Tags: , , , , , |

A short history of the waistcoat (up to the Victorian era) The waistcoat (commonly called a vest in American English) is a sleeveless upper-body garment. For men, this item is usually worn over a dress shirt and necktie and below a coat as a part of most men's formal wear. It is also sported as [...]