On July 18, 1867, Margaret Tobin (later Brown) made her debut into the world. She was born in Hannibal, Missouri, a bustling town that was growing quickly. The town, founded in 1819, had grown rapidly thanks to the railroad, which was organized in 1846. The Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad was the first railroad to [...]
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Margaret Tobin Brown, is a woman who can easily be defined as “beyond her years”. Her attitudes, thought process’ and motivations all seem to fall in line with a modern way of thinking, so to place her at the turn of the 20th century, truly highlights how radical her thinking was. Margaret was no stranger [...]
Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder: How Victorians Used Common Poisons to Become Drop Dead GorgeousCasey2017-11-24T18:02:09+00:00
The use of make-up, hair products and perfumes is not a modern notion; these types of bodily decoration have been around since well before the ancient Egyptians. While each culture and time period have interpreted their beauty routines differently, the Victorians took it to an entirely new, and dangerous, level. From the products they placed [...]
Today, we think of steampunk as a movement-it entails literature, fashion, history, science and a little bit, alright-a lot, of imagination to form a blend of science fiction and fantasy that is based in the mid-Victorian Era. Coinciding with the rise of the American industrial revolution at the end of the 19th and beginning of the [...]
It could be said that Victorians had a morbid fascination with death. Historians have come to call this fascination the “cult of death”-which helped to define the period in which they lived for years to come. For Victorians, both in America and abroad, the home is not only a place to raise your family and [...]
I am for, all intents and purposes, a Colorado Native, which means I love near everything my state has to offer. From hiking through our purple mountain majesties, to kayaking on some of our most precious and invaluable resources, and most importantly, the vast and colored history that only a state like Colorado could offer! [...]
My enthusiasm for history started pretty early on in life. On a family trip to Hawaii when I was in third or fourth grade, I remember complaining to my parents about all the time we had to spend at the beach, because all I wanted to do was visit the historic sites at Pearl Harbor. [...]
The 1910s were a time of travel and political activism for Margaret Brown. She was actively involved in several causes, including the women’s suffrage movement, the push to improve miner’s and children’s rights, and she ran for U.S. Senate in 1914. During these years, she also spent time in France both during and after World [...]
Queer in the Age of the Queen: Gender and Sexuality of the Mid Modern Period in Victorian England and North AmericaCasey2017-11-24T22:15:56+00:00
This June the Molly Brown House Museum has created a Thirsty Thursday event to coincide with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month titled Queer in the Age of the Queen. These events are an opportunity for professionals to mingle while learning about the history of this time period. This event will take a look [...]
I’m not one to deny my guilt in all of the modern world’s most superficial pleasures: the minimal effort of “happy birthday” on a friend’s Facebook page, the impatience at the 90 seconds it takes to microwave a Hot Pocket, the occasional text snuck under a restaurant table, etc. What can I say? I’m a [...]