Queer Victorians


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SKU: HVIC Category: Tag:
Start Date: 01/17/2020, 1 meeting
Class Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: 220, Lexington High School
Instructor: Nancy McCarthy
Status: Closed


The Victorian era was the heyday of gender roles and social conformity, right? Perhaps, perhaps not – but in either case, the social order is not complete without rule breakers! Come get to know a sample of LGBT Victorians who bent the rules of their society, and discuss the difficulties (and rewards) of searching for queer history.

Nancy McCarthy is a historian, costumer, and seamstress from Arlington. She has been researching and recreating textile culture and women’s daily life of early America since 2011.