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The Making of Downton Abbey: Setting the Scene
The soap opera began hundreds of years before Edith wrote her letter to the Turkish ambassador! How did a few families come to own so much English property? And why do places like Downton Abbey look the way they do? Learn about the landscape designers, land ownership patterns, and inheritance laws that produced great estates like Downton, and why radical changes were inevitable.
Join us this evening as landscape historian Barbara Geiger presents a slide lecture.
Registration is required. Sign up online at www.frankfortlibrary.org in the programs and events calendar or call 815-534-6173. Frankfort Public Library District cardholders have priority seating. Non-FPLD cardholders may register beginning January 2, 2012.
More About Frankfort Public Library
The Frankfort Public Library serves 25,000 library district members and has a selection of more than 200,000 books, CDs, videos and other media.
One of the library's unique features is its five gardens that have been donated by the community, the staff and patrons. The most striking garden is the J. Edward Mahoney Sculpture Garden in the front of the library. The garden features the Adler and Jewell Carlsen Fountain, created by Illinois blacksmith Roger Carlsen in memory of his parents; The Library Girl, created by Michigan sculptor Fritz Olsen; and Conception, created by metal artist Bruce Niemi.
The library also has one of Chicago's "Cows on Parade." Literary Lucy: The Library Lactator was painted by John Santoro and is on display in the reading room.
Other events here
- Persian Manuscript Painting Wed, May 29, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm
- Shark Shredding - Privacy paper shredding Sat, Jun 1, 9:00 am–11:00 am
- CoffeeCake & Crime Fri, Jun 7, 9:30 am–10:30 am
- Alice in Wonderland Fri, Jun 7, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
- Genealogy Open Lab May 21, 2013 / June 18, 2013 / July 16, 2013, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm