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I am a Docent and tour guide to the historic Hearthside House in Lincoln, RI. I have a passion for the Victorian era.

I am a lover of the art of drinking tea, having Victorian tea parties, and teaching young girls tea etiquette and proper manners in public.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

My visit to the Old Providence State House


 On June 26th, as part of my birthday adventure, I visited the old state house of Providence. I admire this place for it's architectural quality.  I have found that it is just one of the five state houses of Rhode Island.
 The old state house, dating to 1762.

 The old state house is now offices of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission and most of it is not open to the public, but in the basement is the old House of Deputies room.

 The Old State House was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, and is a key element of the College Hill Historic Landmark District, designated in 1971.

Before the present tower on the west facade and the wing on Benefit Street were added in the nineteenth century, the Old State House bore a striking resemblance to the Newport Colony House. At the center of the west front was an elaborate classically detailed entrance way with a portico or balcony.
 http://www.rihphc.state.ri.us/about/old_state_house.php
 This is such a stately old building and I am happy that it is being preserved, even if it is not used as often. They do have historical events held there from time to time.
 I can say, I truly enjoyed my historical visit to the "Old State House."

Monday, June 18, 2012

Enjoying a Victorian Summer

The Summer always starts off with the Memorial Day Parade. My grad daughter loves to attend the parade with me to see the clowns. What little girl does not enjoy those funny entertainers.

I love to march in the parade to give my support to the Hearthside House. We entered our float with the theme of our next upcoming event, which is The David Davidson Exhibit.








"Color &Light" Early 20th Century Portraits of Hearthside Exhibit.
 You are invited to come to this amazing exhibit, which will be on display all the month of June and July.
 It will be a wonderful way to spend a Summer afternoon.

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Costume Contest USA Entry 29.) Dress: Historic Hearthside House Hostess Gown Victorian Costume Contest



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"Lovely, glowing creation blended of soft, feminine hues. A stunning gown that embodies Victorian style femininity..."








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