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Debutantes, Yachts, Magnates and Mansions: Downton Abbey Style in Southampton

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Like the gorgeous clothes and sets on TV's Downton Abbey? During 1900-1920, Southampton was every bit as glittering and extravagant. A new exhibit at the Rogers Mansion, running from November 16 through December 28, explores the glamor of Southampton's Gilded Age, when New York's best society decamped to Southampton for the summer. Seasonal residents arriving in Southampton often brought with them ten or more servants and trunks laden with ball gowns, "sportswear" (ladies' bloomers for bicycling, scarlet blazers for golfers), china, crystal and all the necessities for high-style entertaining. Experience their world at the Rogers Mansion this autumn.
· Southampton Historical Museum [Official site]