Programs & Events
- MUSEUM admission is available with 24-hour advance online ticketing only. CAFÉ FLO by reservation only (860) 434-5542 x 126.
August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lecture: Washing Day: The Longest Day of the Victorian Week
Leslie Evans, Director of the Avery-Copp House Museum, Groton, CT
This event is free but registration is required! Sign up here.
Monday was the traditional wash day in most American homes during past centuries, and it was recognized as the hardest work of the housekeeping week. This image of Florence Griswold’s wash house looks peaceful, but to those involved it would have told a very different story. Find out who did the laundry at Miss Florence’s boarding house, what equipment and cleaning products they used, and the modern technology that was soon to change laundry forever.