Beautiful But Deadly | Tea & Talk | July 23 at 4 pm

Tea & Talk


$22.00 – $45.00 per person


1h 30min

About this experience

Arsenic in makeup? Bleach in the milk? Dining on Mummies?!
The Victorian obsession with death bled into all facets of their lives- from en vogue style, to decor choices and beauty trends, to entertainment activities.

Join Ventfort Hall Board member Claire Shomphe and Chelsea Gaia, Director of Programming and Events as they talk about deadly but beautiful products used during the Gilded Age.

Claire Shomphe hails from Portland, Oregon originally. A formally trained pastry chef and multi-disciplined small business owner, Shomphe conducts in-depth research on Gilded Age and Victorian lifestyles and architecture as a lifelong hobby. 

Chelsea Gaia is also a history enthusiast, applying a scientific and cultural approach to researching historical time periods. 

Tickets are $40 for members and with advance reservation; $45 day of. Reservations are strongly encouraged as seats are limited. Walk-ins accommodated as space allows. Please note that all tickets are nonrefundable and non-exchangeable.