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The World in 1867

2017-11-24T17:58:18+00:00

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 [...]

The World in 1867 2017-11-24T17:58:18+00:00

What Would Margaret Do? One Irish Catholic Woman’s Push for Equality

2017-11-24T18:01:25+00:00

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 [...]

What Would Margaret Do? One Irish Catholic Woman’s Push for Equality 2017-11-24T18:01:25+00:00

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder: How Victorians Used Common Poisons to Become Drop Dead Gorgeous

2017-11-24T18:02:09+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 [...]

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder: How Victorians Used Common Poisons to Become Drop Dead Gorgeous 2017-11-24T18:02:09+00:00

Good Bye Tomorrow and Hello Yesterday: Is Steampunk Truly Victorian?

2017-11-24T18:05:07+00:00

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 [...]

Good Bye Tomorrow and Hello Yesterday: Is Steampunk Truly Victorian? 2017-11-24T18:05:07+00:00

Victorian Horrors: Death and Mourning in the Time of Seperate Spheres

2017-11-24T18:06:51+00:00

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 [...]

Victorian Horrors: Death and Mourning in the Time of Seperate Spheres 2017-11-24T18:06:51+00:00

Brains, Beauty and a dash of Self Confidence: How Margaret Helped Guide Me to the Woman I Became

2017-11-24T18:08:04+00:00

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! [...]

Brains, Beauty and a dash of Self Confidence: How Margaret Helped Guide Me to the Woman I Became 2017-11-24T18:08:04+00:00

The Continuing Education of an Education Intern

2016-07-01T14:26:37+00:00

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 Continuing Education of an Education Intern 2016-07-01T14:26:37+00:00

The Later Years

2017-11-24T22:13:41+00:00

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 [...]

The Later Years 2017-11-24T22:13:41+00:00

Queer in the Age of the Queen: Gender and Sexuality of the Mid Modern Period in Victorian England and North America

2017-11-24T22:15:56+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 [...]

Queer in the Age of the Queen: Gender and Sexuality of the Mid Modern Period in Victorian England and North America 2017-11-24T22:15:56+00:00

A 21st Century Girl with some Hope to Give

2016-06-01T20:33:06+00:00

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 [...]

A 21st Century Girl with some Hope to Give 2016-06-01T20:33:06+00:00