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The secret is out! Oaklands Mansion is unveiling new acquisitions. One of the most common questions from visitors is “where did they go to the bathroom?” Find out on Thursday, September 1st at 6:30PM. You are invited to join us in the front parlor of Oaklands Mansion to explore Victorian bathing customs.

The collection of bathing and items of necessity at Oaklands Mansion includes a recently acquired 1820’s porcelain bidet, two hat bathtubs and an early ironstone footbath. Deborah Belcher, Oaklands Board of Trustees President and MTSU Professor of Interior Design, will discuss how these items were used and more fascinating facts about bathing customs in early years of American life.

“Our guests are often surprised to learn the similarities and differences between today’s bathing customs and our mid-Victorian ancestors” says James Manning, Executive Director of Oaklands Mansion. “You know you have always wanted to know, now’s your chance to find out.”

This event is open to the public. Sponsors are PPG Paints, Edie Maney and Jerry Fink. Refreshments will be served.

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