This exhibition, " The Veiled Arts of Victorian Women", examines the role of women in the Victorian period when Moses and Mary Irvin Thompson were raising their family at the Centre Furnace Mansion and serving as a center of hospitality during the development of the Farmers High School.
During the Victorian era, women's lives were incredibly affected by developments in food preservation and the importance of stringent rules of etiquette. This exhibit explores the ways in which these two aspects of daily life influenced the Victorian woman's place in the middle class home as she strove to be the moral compass of her family, ensuring that they adhere to the rules of etiquette in any situation.
The exhibit runs from March 16, 2014 through August 31, 2014 and is open during tour hours on Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the exhibit and Centre Furnace Mansion is free during tour hours.