Bazaar Culture: Women’s Work at Victorian Fundraising Fairs.
Leslee Thorne-Murphy from the BYU English Department will present the lecture Bazaar Culture: Women’s Work at Victorian Fundraising Fairs, on Thursday, November 30 at noon in the library auditorium.
The lecture is part of the events surrounding The L. Tom Perry Special Collections new exhibition, Welcome to our Charity Bazaar.
Charity bazaars, or “fancy fairs,” were a popular event in Victorian times. The goal of bazaars was to sell hand-crafted and donated goods to passers by. Often items were over priced, but patrons understood the money was going to a good cause.
Following the lecture everyone is invited to tour the exhibition.