Maxey House Parlor Chat Series: A Wife's Role in Marriage and Family

Mar 15 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site
812 South Church Street
Paris  Texas  75460

Sam Bell Maxey State Historic Site

Join us for our brand new parlor chat series! There will be a new topic every other month, each topic following this year’s theme of “Love and Marriage.”

Parlor chats should last around 45 minutes. We will meet in the parlor of the Maxey House at 3 p.m. on the 3rd Sunday of the month (unless otherwise noted).

During the March 15th chat, we will discuss the wife's role in marriage and in the family. Gender roles were strictly defined for the upper classes during the Victorian times with specific expectations regarding a man's role in the house versus that of the woman's. This parlor chat, in combination with the previous parlor chat in January, will highlight the differences and how both the man and woman's roles were depicted in the popular culture of the time.