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The Lost Art of Etiquette

  • Nicholas J. Costello Transportation Center Amesbury, MA 01913 (map)

Join us for the second event in our annual lecture series. Come early to view selections from the Amesbury Hat Museum's collection and enjoy some refreshments. Then beginning at 3 pm join Megan MacNeil, registrar for Historic New England who will give a history of social etiquette using quotes and examples from the Phillips Family papers covering the period from 1880 to 1940. Using quotes from the Phillips’ journals, diaries, calendars, and letters she discusses letter writing etiquette, how to pay a visit and when to leave a calling card - expected behavior for different members of the Phillips family and household staff- as well as proper dining room and parlor etiquette. 

Admission is free for museum members, $5 for non-members. 

Earlier Event: February 1
Author Edith Maxwell