Winchester Mystery House, Eccentric Victorian Legacy

By | October 18th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , |

Sarah (Pardee) Winchester grew up in New Haven, Connecticut and attended Yale’s Young Ladies Collegiate Institute (please see part one of this series for more on Sarah’s life). She traveled in the social circles that included many of Yale’s progressive thinkers. Both she and her husband had family members who were Freemasons. The influences of [...]

Sarah Winchester, Still the Talk of the Town

By | October 15th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Women's History|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Sarah Pardee, The Belle of New Haven Sarah Lockwood Pardee was the fifth of seven children born to Leonard Pardee and Sarah Burns. There are no records to confirm when she was born, but it is estimated to have been between 1835 and 1845. Her family was part of the upper middle class in New [...]