Corsets to Crinolines
Peek into the wardrobe of a Victorian lady as Kim demonstrates the daily dressing rituals required of women during the 19th century, specifically the 1860s. Learn proper etiquette and fashion styles of the Victorian era. The language of the fan, a humorous look at Victorian communications between ladies and gentlemen, is also presented. This performance pairs well with afternoon tea parties, museum presentations, wine and cheese parties, or dessert gatherings, and lasts approximately 45 minutes.
Discover the 19th century origins of Christmas traditions still celebrated today. In addition, heart-warming Christmas stories envelope audience members in the warmth of the season. This performance pairs well with dinner club events, tea parties, or Christmas gatherings, and lasts approximately 30 minutes.
The Haunted Past
Learn the intricate and meticulous rituals required of 19th century families when mourning the loss of a loved one. Kim wears period correct mourning attire as well as sharing displays of mourning jewelry, photography, and accoutrements of the era. Ghost stories make the event a spine tingling experience. This performance pairs well with haunted tea parties, museum exhibits, or dessert gatherings, and lasts approximately 35 minutes.
If Porches Could Talk
Experience history, as if sitting on the front porch of an antebellum manse, while Kim regales audience members with a brief history of Beaufort, Bluffton, and Hilton Head during the 19th century and beyond.
This performance pairs well with dinner club events, fundraisers, museum exhibits, tea parties, or wine and cheese parties, and lasts approximately 35 minutes.
Discover the Victorian era influence on the sentimental practices of today. Friendship albums, hairwork, and mourning practices are discussed. In addition, guests will have the opportunity to peruse authentic displays of hair jewelry, mourning pieces, and friendship albums. Kim demonstrates Victorian era hair work as well as scripting with a dip pen. Take a sentimental journey to the past and discover the origins of today's nostalgic rituals.
Performance lasts approximately 45 minutes.
Truer Words is a novel about Emma Victoria Brown, a woman born and raised on a wealthy plantation in the Lowcountry of SC during the 19th century. Share in Emma’s childhood antics, joys, and tragedies as she struggles to do the right thing in the face of adversity all the while hiding a family secret that could cost them their lives.
Kim performs excerpts from the novel in period attire bringing the story, and its characters, to life. This performance pairs well with dinner club events, wine and cheese parties, or dessert gatherings, and lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Tea is for Teddy
The history of afternoon tea, proper tea etiquette, and how to brew the perfect pot of tea is shared. Audience members also learn the history of the teddy bear and Margarete Steiff, founder of the Steiff stuffed animal and teddy bear company. Rediscover the simple pleasure of afternoon tea with teddy. This performance pairs well with tea parties, fundraisers, dessert gatherings, and lasts approximately 35 minutes.
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