Saturday, October 6. 2:00pm
Using storytelling and a good dash of humor, Sally Mummey engages audiences of all ages in a dynamic, interactive, first-person portrayal of Queen Victoria. Mummey’s passion for the history of the 19th century has led to extensive research into powerful and prominent women in a male-dominated society.
In 1837, teen aged Victoria ascended to the British throne, untrained and innocent. Those who would try to usurp her power underestimated this self-willed intelligent young woman whose mettle sustained her through her 63-year reign. Using Queen Victoria’s diary and letters, this program reveals the personal details of a powerful yet humane woman, who took seriously her role as monarch in a time of great expansion. She and her husband, Albert, set an example of high moral character and dedication, a novelty in the royal house after generations of scandal.
There will be a tea party with tea and refreshments during the queen’s visit. Tea party dress is encouraged and there will be a prize for the best hat.
Guests are encouraged to bring their own teacup and saucer if they have one. We will have cups for those who do not.
Please register for this program in advance.
This program is sponsored by The Friends of the Library of Hudson NH
and a grant from NH Humanities