Lectures can be arranged for any time allowance and location (locations over 30 miles from The Zimmerman-Bury Octagon House will have an adjusted fee). All lectures are given in 19th century period clothing.



Lecture Title and Description


The Perils of Petticoats

An overview of women's mid 19th century fashions which debunks the myths surrounding such items as hoopskirts & corsets. Antique clothing items presented and/or slide show. 


How Women Served in the Civil War

A look at the unsung heroes of the great conflict both in battle and on the home front. 


Tea Time

The development of the custom of afternoon tea from it's Victorian roots to the present. $50



Life with Eight Sides

A slide show of the 19th century fad for Octagonal structures and life within one. 


Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic

A history of the oldest American Women's heritage organization, their accomplishments and their goals. Donations gladly accepted to benefit this charitable organization.