A Step Back in Time: The Grand Victorian Ball of 1864

Friday, June 20, 2014 - Sunday, June 22, 2014

  • Mailing Address
  • PO Box 55
  • Virginia City, MT 59755
  • Contact Information
  • Phone: 406-660-1453

A STEP BACK IN TIME, 1860s, come to Virginia City, Montana. Learn about the influence of the Civil War in Montana's early history. Experience the fashions and customs of this era.

Join us for a Victorian High Tea at the Bennett House on Friday at 4:00pm. Attend the authentic melodrama and musical at the Opera House at 7:00pm. The Grand Victorian Ball 1864 is Saturday, commencing at 7:00pm with a promenade on the boardwalk followed by the Grand March and dancing in the Community Center Ballroom. A light repast will be served at 9:30pm. Dance to the music of the special orchestra directed by the music historian, Professor R. Alexander James. Classes on dances and customs are provided the afternoon of the ball at 1:00pm and 2:00pm by dance mistress Mme. T.J. Wald. You are highly encouraged to dress in 1860 - 1880 period costumes but not a requirement for spectators. All events welcome children. For ordering tickets online use our web address.

Special service at historic St. Paul's Episcopal, recalling a service from 1864.

Related events in Nevada City & Virginia City all three days. If you would like further information please contact by phone.

Friday: 4:00pm Victorian High Tea at the Bennett House

7:00pm Melodrama and musical at the Opera House

Saturday: 6:20pm Promenade through town

7:00pm Grand March, dancing begins after the Grand March

9:30pm Light repast

Dancing till 11:00pm

Sunday: 9:00am Special service from 1865 at the historic St. Paul's Episcopal

4:00pm Dillon Jr. Fiddlers will be performing on the Pankey House Lawn Wallace Street

If you would like further information please visit our website or contact by phone.

If you can not make this date please consider attending the The Grand Victorian Ball for Peace 1865 in August.

Driving Directions

The Victorian Ball will be held in the Community Center Ballroom at the corner of Idaho and Van Buren streets in Virginia City. Parking in empty lot across the street.

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Season / Hours Of Operation

  • Hours
  • Dance Class: 1:00 and 2:00pm
    Promenade through town: 6:20pm
    Grand March/Ball: 7:00pm
    Light Repast/Ball Resumes: 9:30pm

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