Domestic Skills Symposium

Learn about a variety of topics concerning domestic life in the 19th century, including fashion, cuisine, material culture and more! You must pre-register. Space is limited,

Saturday Symposium, Nov. 12, 9am-5pm

Our all-day symposium is comprised of an array of lectures spanning the 19th century, including:

Your Saturday, registration includes a full buffet luncheon of traditional mourning foods selected from various 18th- and 19th- and 20th- century period receipts! 

Check-in begins at 8 am on Saturday, November 12 for the symposium. Check-in will be held in the Conference and Banquet Center (formerly known as the "Meeting Center") adjacent to the main admissions tunnel.

Optional Workshops will be held Pre- and Post-Symposium

For an extra fee, you can also attend pre and post-conference hands-on workshops in a variety of subjects. Please see the downloadable "Informational booklet" below for details on this year's optional workshop offerings.  Check-in begins at the Conference and Banquet Center at 8:30 am for optional workshops on November 11&13