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Winter Gilded Age Lecture Series

Learn about the historical set locations of Julian Fellowes’ “The Gilded Age” on HBO; African American designers and dressmakers who created the garments worn by privileged Newporters; cocktails that were all the rage in the Gilded Age; and the music that brought elegance and beauty to the soundtrack of the period.

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Marble House 596 Bellevue Ave
Newport, RI 02840
The Breakers 44 Ochre Point Ave
Newport, RI 02840
January 26 – March 2, 2023 6:00pm
  • Advance registration required.
  • In-person at Marble House or The Breakers, and virtually via Zoom. 

Lectures & Programs

Past Lecture  at  Marble House

HBO and “The Gilded Age”

January 26, 2023 6:00pm

in-person attendance sold out, $10 zoom (members and non-members)

Panelists from three locations where HBO’s “The Gilded Age” was filmed will discuss how the show has impacted period houses. In-person attendance sold out. Zoom still available.

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Lecture  at  Marble House

African American Designers and Dressmakers

February 9, 2023 6:00pm

$20 in-person, $15 in-person for members, $10 zoom (members and non-members)

Who were the designers and dressmakers who skillfully created garments for privileged Newporters in the past?

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Lecture  at  Marble House

Cocktail Culture in the Gilded Age

February 23, 2023 6:00pm

$20 in-person, $15 in-person for members, $10 zoom (members and non-members)

The Gilded Age was also the “Golden Age of Cocktails,” when discriminating palates discovered the delights of new concoctions that became the classic cocktails of today: the Martini, Manhattan, Old-Fashioned and more. Get the story from the author of “Gilded Age Cocktails.”

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Program  at  The Breakers

Gilded Age Orchestra of Newport Musical Program

March 2, 2023 6:00pm

$20 in-person, $15 in-person for members, $10 zoom (members and non-members)

Step back in time to experience live music the Gilded Age way.

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