Clemens Conversations: CHRISTMAS CHARITY IN THE GILDED AGE (Virtual)
December 5 • 7:00 pm$10
“Great baskets with the feet of turkeys protruding below blankets of flowers and fruit.”
As Clara Clemens recalled years later, one of the most important Christmas traditions for the Clemens family was assembling and delivering baskets of food and gifts to poor families in Hartford. This program explores the family’s charitable efforts in historic context: increasing prosperity for some, increasing poverty for many more, and a society torn over what to do about it.
This program is delivered live from inside the historic home itself, which is completely transformed for the holiday season. At the end of the presentation, you will be able to ask any questions you want about the home and family, and request our roving camera-person show you any part of the home that you want!
Streaming Ticket: $10. Free for museum members. REGISTER HERE.