Downton Abbey Comes to Danvers: Voices from the Back Stairs

January 22, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Peabody Institute Library
15 Sylvan Street
Danvers, MA 01923

Although domestic servants in the 19th and 20th century New England made life in grand homes possible, their identities and roles have long been hidden.

This illustrated lecture details the diversity of domestic service in New England over the last two centuries. Period manuals, ephemera, and other materials will bring the lives of servants and relationships with their employers to the foreground.

Jennifer Pustz is the museum historian at Historic New England. She holds a Ph. D. in American studies from the University of Iowa and M.A. and B.A. degrees in art history. She is the author of Voices from the Back Stairs: Interpreting Servants’ Lives at Historic House Museums (2010).

Please use the form in the sidebar to register to attend or call by phone: 978-774-0554.