Georgian Day in Olney! – Family Fun Day
July 15 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Georgian Day – Relive Georgian life in Olney!
What a fascinating Georgian day it will be! Dressed in Georgian period we will carry our visitors back 250 years to the time when our museum was the home of the famous poet William Cowper, where his great friend the Reverend John Newton would visit him regularly (from 1768 to 1780). Rev John Newton wrote the well-known hymn ‘Amazing Grace’, in 1773 – Olney’s famous story – come and learn more! With our fascinating museum, beautiful gardens and the chance to try 18th century dancing with the newly formed ‘Georgian Dancers of Amazing Grace’, you really will feel Georgian for the day.
Dressing up, Splat the Rat, Battledore, crafts and trails for the children! Do join us in your own period costume to add to the atmosphere! Homemade refreshments in the Courtyard where you can relax drinking tea to remember the significance of tea in the 18th century when women could only drink it in their homes, but men were allowed to enjoy it in tea houses. Find out about Mrs Unwin’s Gingerbread. Tours and readings. The language of the fan. Enjoy a Georgian photo opportunity! We look forward to welcoming you.
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