VISUAL ARTS + MUSEUMS
Antiques 101 at Bayou Bend: History Camp for Grown-ups (Wednesdays)
October 7 - October 28, 2009
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, MFAH, presents Antiques 101 at Bayou Bend: History Camp for Grown-ups, Wednesday Evenings in October 7, 14, 21, & 28, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The success of Bayou Bend’s summer history camp for children has led to a request for a history camp for adults. History camp includes a very short lecture or presentation, a short tour, and then a hands-on experience, including the use of 18th-century objects. Guests may subscribe to the Antiques 101 Adult History Camp for the entire series, or purchase tickets to individual sessions. The seminar is from 6pm – 9pm. And includes a light supper. Antiques 101 is limited to 36 participants per session; reservations are necessary; please call 713-639-7758 to make reservations.
*Antiques 101 dates have been rescheduled into a 4-part, month long series. The October series presents the same topics as the February series, with an advanced series to be offered in early 2010.
Camp Dates & Topics:
Wednesday, October 7 Dressing and Eating
After a lecture about 18th century clothing, study paintings for period costume examples and try on reproductions. Hear about the different food customs of the North and the South, and enjoy period treats like brown bread ice cream.
Wednesday, October 14 Skills and Knowledge
Through a lecture and house tour, learn about comfort and the use of furniture during the 18th century. Sit in chairs from different periods, and see secret compartments. You will also learn how to use a quill pen and make candles.
Wednesday, October 21 Tea Party
Following a talk and then a tour of tea equipage in the house, you will use an 18th century teapot and spoons to learn how to host a genteel tea party, including how to hold a tea bowl. A favorite period cookie, jumbles, will be served.
Wednesday, October 28 A Social Life
Historical diaries are the source for a lecture about leisure in the 18th century, and the readings bring to life collection objects that relate to leisure. Meet a colonial soldier and partake of popular period activities --whist, music, and dancing.