Tea & Talk – “Posting It, or Networking, Victorian Style”

July 2, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
$28 with advance reservation; $32 day of

Prof. Catherine Jean Golden will reveal the story of a little-known revolution with her presentation.  It started in early 19th century Britain when the recipient, not the sender, paid to receive a delivered letter. By 1840, the Penny Post was established – a penny stamp for a ½ ounce letter paid for by the sender.  In London by 1860, there were 12 postal deliveries from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Stamps and prepayment quickly became the norm worldwide. Cost to attend is $28 with advance reservation; $32 day of. Reservations are recommended as seating is limited. Call us at (413) 637-3206 for reservations.