Thursday, August 1, 2019

Portraying Christiana Bannister


Christiana Banister was one of Providence's icon from the 1800's. At every chance I get, I bring her to life and attend historical event where she can make herself known. 


On July 24th, the What Cheer Writer's Club was having their new historical website launching and reception. For the guest entertainment and education, I was asked to come dressed in historical attire and mingle. 




Well, I became a social butterfly as Christiana. I was amazed that many of the guests had not known who she was. I was honored to tell a little of her life and the legacy she left to Providence.


"The abolition of slavery, caring for those in need, bringing joy and beauty to the world, are Christiana Babcock Carteux Bannister's legacy."

Friday, June 21, 2019

Portraying Sissieretta Jones


 Friday, June 14th at the Manning Chapel, Brown University.




  I want to thank  Robb Dimmock , Ray Rickman and the Schiller Institute Chorus for a wonderful afternoon of spiritual music and inspirational speakers. This was just one part of the events to the BREAKING CHAINS Project put on by STAGES OF FREEDOM
Also, a big thank you goes out to my dear friend Rose Weaver for taking these lovely shot of me portraying Sissieretta Jones that evening.




Born Matilda Sissieretta Joyner on January 5, 1869, in Portsmouth, Virginia, she was the child of Jeremiah Joyner, a pastor, and Henrietta Joyner, a singer in the church choir. After moving with her family to Rhode Island when she was six, Sissieretta began singing in the church choir, which was directed by her father.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Afternoon Tea With Little Girls and their Dolls!

On June 2, I hosted afternoon Tea with some lovely little girls and their dolls.
 This is a popular event at the Hearthside House/Museum in Linlcon, RI. 
It was their annual American Girl Doll Tea. 



 








 I was honored to be able to give the young ladies a few tips on Tea Etiquette and table manners. Theses ladies hung on to every word and showed me they paid close attention.



















The weather was perfect for out of door photo shot. 





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



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