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Altered States: Victorian Drug Users

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Alexander Majors House & Barn

8201 State Line Road

Kansas City, MO 64114

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A history happy hour featuring the surprising lives of Victorians and little-known secrets of Victorian society.

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From morphine to opium, Victorian society was adventurous and even wild in their pursuit of altered states. How did Victorian drug culture emerge and what can explain their desire for experimentation and oblivion?

With Dr. Matthew Osborn, associate professor of history at UMKC and author of Rum Maniacs: Alcohol Insanity in the Early American Republic.

$15 or $10 for non-members. Ticket includes lecture, two drink tickets, and light snacks.

Or purchase tickets for our entire three-part series for $40 (descriptions below - all events at same location and time).

Thursday, April 16 - Deadly Remedies: Toxic & Harmful Victorian Medical Practices

When it came to Victorian medical treatment, many remedies were useless at best and dangerous at worst. From mercury to tobacco, these “medicines” could be downright deadly. With Dr. Michael Monaco, MD at the UMKC School of Medicine, Kansas City Chiefs team physician, and Civil War medicine expert.

Thursday, May 14 - Dueling Feasts: Cuisine of Emerging Kansas City Society

Two elite groups emerged in early Kansas City society – the French Creole and Southerners who settled Westport. Food tells us about the attitudes and values of both groups – and which one ultimately predominated. With Dr. Andrea Broomfield, professor of English at Johnson County Community College and author of “Food and Cooking in Victorian England: A History” and “Kansas City: A Food Biography.”

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