Victorian Vice

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Victorian Vice

Friday, 2/7/20 6:30 pm

Event Type

Special Event
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust ST
19107 Philadelphia , PA
Pennsylvania

Sex. Cards. Duels. Murder.

Philadelphia in the 1800s was the City of Brotherly Love and a haven of sin. Unlock the closets that hide our city's skeletons and discover this era was more arsenic than old lace. Join the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Young Friends for decadent bites, lush cocktails, and wicked entertainment at Victorian Vice. 

Hear a short talk on mysticism and Dickensian lore by the "Poe Guy" Ed Petit, and a dramatic reading of a 19th century brothel guide. Play a popular, flirty party card game of the period, and see a display of seedier collections from the vaults. And, you can commune with the dead in the Historical Society's old and haunted mansion during a spooky seance. 

Come as you are--or dress in your Victorian-inspired best--and join us for a macabre and scandalous evening.