Come to Lightner Museum in high style on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 to celebrate the opening reception of the Museum’s most anticipated exhibition, Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times. See the exhibition before it opens to the public! Dressing Downton, a thirteen-week display of 36 authentic Edwardian Era costumes and accessories from PBS’s most popular television drama in history, Downton Abbey, will be elegantly displayed in the Museum’s Grand Ballroom Gallery.
Rub elbows with Jessica Fellowes, author and speaker on everything Downton Abbey®. Jessica Fellowes is in her fifth year of global lectures, accompanying her latest official companion books to the hit television series.
Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra, the world’s premier Jazz-Age dance orchestra, will be performing. The Dreamland Orchestra is best known for performances at high end events including the Cannes Film Festival, The Manhattan Cocktail Classic, and the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island in New York City. Arenella created the orchestra and the lawn party to fulfill his lifelong fascination with times past, and he transcribes all of the orchestra’s repertoire by hand.
Hors d’oevres, early 20th century inspired cocktails, music, and snobbery will ensue. Period appropriate attire is encouraged. Parking is free after 5 pm.
For information and to purchase tickets, please click on the event website link.