A Step Back in Time: The Grand Victorian Ball for Peace 1865
Friday, August 16, 2013 - Saturday, August 17, 2013
Experience a "Step Back in Time" 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 musicals at the Opera House at 7:00pm. The Grand Victorian Ball for Peace 1865 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. Special service at historic St. Paul's Episcopal Church, recalling a service from 1865. For ordering tickets online use our web address at virginiacitygrandvictorianball.com
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 11:30pm
For further information please visit our website.
Services And Amenities
- Handicapped Accessible
- Public Restroom
The Victorian Ball will be held in the Community Center at the corner of Idaho and Van Buren streets in Virginia City. Parking in empty lot across the street.
Season / Hours Of Operation
- Dance Class: 1:00 and 2:00pm