Special exhibit: Did you know that Victorian ladies practiced taxidermy as a hobby? One period craft book instructs her to “take out the entrails and remove the skin with the greatest possible care”. Come see examples of these strange and disturbing masterpieces.
Special exhibit: Hair-work is the art of creating images out of human hair. This somewhat odd hobby was extensively practiced by ladies in the 19th century to preserve a physical piece of the people that they cared about. Our exhibit will feature period examples of hair-work as well as live demonstrations of the different techniques ladies used to create hair flowers and jewelry.
There will be a live performance of period parlor music by the Parlor Maids at 1:00 p.m.
Admission is $5 per guest
Children’s activities for the day include a card-making workshop.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
11:00am - 4:00pm
Chatillon DeMenil Mansion
3352 DeMenil Place (at Cherokee)
Saint Louis, MO