Saturday, July 28, 2012

Entertainment by the Ladies of Grace Church, 1866

On Monday evening, July 30, 1866, the ladies of Grace Church directed an entertainment at Norman Hall. Funds from the evening’s events were to be given to the church. Several tableaux vivants were exhibited, which represented various scenes and characters. Both vocal and instrumental entertainments were provided during the concert portion of the program. Refreshments of ice cream and cake were to be served after the evening’s entertainment concluded. Fifty cents was the price of admission, which would be about $7.00 in today’s economy.

Many years later, in an example of Tableau Vivant, Mrs. James Douglas posed as Whistler’s Mother at a meeting of the Art Study Club in Sandusky.

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