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Date(s) - 2/27/21
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

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Interested in all things royal?  The Castle Historic House Museum will present a virtual audience with Queen Victoria on Saturday, February 27 from 12pm-1:15pm during a “Virtual Victorian Tea.”  The virtual event will include a round of Victorian trivia, a brief address from the Queen, and the opportunity to Her Royal Highness a few questions.

“We are pleased and excited to present a live, virtual audience with Queen Victoria, matriarch of the British Empire for 63 years,” said Kyle Yoho, Education Director at The Castle.  Victoria was the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 1837 until her death in 1901.  According to Yoho, “Queen Victoria set the tone for the values of the time reflecting strict standards and personal morality, especially among the elite and wealthy classes not only in the British Empire, but around the world.”  The Castle encourages participants to get into the spirit of the event by enjoying a traditional afternoon tea at home. Some menu suggestions and recipes will be posted on the event’s webpage.

Queen Victoria will be portrayed by Amy Liebert.  Ms. Liebert is a California transplant to Kentucky who has portrayed Queen Victoria in several venues over the last decade. She first performed the role at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair in San Francisco, and reprised it in 2019 for the bicentennial of Victoria’s birth. She was the Theatrical Director for the First Person Interpreter program at Historic Locust Grove from 2013 through 2019 and has been the Ladies Costuming Director at Locust Grove since 2016.  Amy has her Masters of Arts in History from San Francisco State University and she has taught History at Jefferson Community & Technical College since 2013. She is currently the Department Head for History & Political Science at Jefferson. She lives in La Grange, Kentucky with her fiancé’ Brian and their three cats Fred, Pilkington, and Lily.

The event will be presented via Zoom. Cost is $10.00.  For additional information and to register visit https://mariettacastle.org/virtual-history-camp/

 

 

 

For more information contact:

Kyle Yoho, Education Director for The Castle at kyle@mariettacastle.org or call 740.373.4180