Come and join us for a special presentation from Sarah and Gabriel Chrisman.
This Victorian Life
Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
University of Minnesota Crookston
Noon & 7:00 p.m.
Main Event – Noon
The Past Is A Foreign Country: Understanding Historical Diversity Through Cultural Studies Techniques.
History is always seen as something dead and gone. People forget that societies in the past were active cultures, every bit as diverse and vibrant as any in the world today. Approaching history from a cultural studies perspective can revitalize our view of the past. Stereotypes and misunderstandings about historic cultures are every bit as damaging to people’s view of history as they are to their outlook on the modern word. In this presentation, we’ll be discussing how to transcend modern prejudices of past cultures and take a broader view. Studying and understanding temporal diversity helps everyone appreciate universals of the human experience, and respect the details that make us unique.
Victorian Ventures: Flip Your Paradigm
Most business starts with what people think the public wants. Unfortunately, this is perpetually in flux, and unpredictable. Why not make people see the value in the things that drive you? Gabriel and Sarah Chrisman tell the story of the combination of their lifestyle and business endeavors. Come hear how they went from an interest in an era, to living with the technologies and philosophies of the time, to international attention for what they do.
Community Event – 7:00 p.m.
This Victorian Life: Historical Living in the Modern World
A window into the everyday lives of a fascinating couple. Gabriel and Sarah Chrisman embrace late 19th-century clothing, technology, and values on a daily basis. Come hear why and how they do it! Learn the ways it’s enriched their lives, and what it’s taught them about the past and the present.
Both will be held in Bede Ballroom at the University of Minnesota Crookston on March 29th. Both events are FREE and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Come and join us for these special presentations!