TEEN Whodunit? A murder mystery of high fashion

Posted: 11/21/2011 by judgeduke1912 in Events, TACOS

Fog creeps in from the Thames…rain starts to fall…thunder cracks…and lightning illuminates a dead body!

Join Calvert Library and the TACOS as we discover whodunit in Victorian London.

Costumes are encouraged.

Light refreshments provided.

Prizes will be awarded.

This program for teens is on January 18, 2012 and runs from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Calvert Library Prince Frederick.

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Want to brush up on your Victorian-era etiquette, accent or attire? Here are a few bits of trivia to get you started:

“A lady or gentleman should finish their toilet before entering the room for dancing, as it is indecorous in either to be drawing on their gloves, or brushing their hair. Finish your toilet in the dressing rooms.” (via The Victorian Web)

London wasn’t all that filthy – it only suffered from cholera in 1832. And in 1848. And 1853. Oh, and also 1866. Hey, wait a minute . . .   (via The Victorian Web)

Did you know that the Victorians used to have more fun than we do? They had this great party game, “The Laughing Game.” One person began by saying, “Ha”; the next, “Ha-ha”; and so on around, while all tried not to actually laugh. Whoever succumbed was eliminated as the “Ha” repetitions continued to increase around.  Oh, those crazy Victorians. (via Eras of Elegance)

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  1. […] more about the event in our original TEEN Whodunit post, including how to dress and act … *ahem*… ::sticks out pinky finger and sips tea […]

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