2019 Lecture Series Schedule

The Medical Profession at the Turn of the 20th Century

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Presented by Cassie Nespor, Curator

YSU Archives & Melnick Medical Museum


In the late 1800s, the medical profession was facing drastic changes in medical education, practice, technology, and even their understanding of disease. This presentation will illustrate the everyday life of a physician in the mid-1800s and discuss the major changes that brought the profession closer to our modern understanding.

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How to Mourn like a Victorian

Friday, November 1, 2019

Presented by Sammy Kay Smith, Director

Spring Hill Historic Home


Mourning in the Victorian era was a time of change. Moving from the old-world traditions at home and outward displays of mourning were popular, but the world was shifting. Mourning went from private to a public spectacle, almost a performance. So, are you ready to mourn like a Victorian

Those Quirky Victorians

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Presented by Cathi Weber

local historian and author


Today, we look at Victorian life as dull, conservative, and strict, but constricting fashions were only the beginning. Learn about your ancestors and how their odd hobbies, food, and entertainment made what appeared to be a boring life, instead, one of fashionable fun that could border on bizarre.

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  All programs begin at 10:00am and are held in the Thomas Room, on the second  floor of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library (444 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren, Ohio).


The Sutliff Museum will be open for tours following the program.


All programs are free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible.