Hollis Palmer, an eighth-generation Saratogian, author, educator and raconteur, will delve into the lifestyle of his hometown with "See and Be Seen: Saratoga in the Victorian Era," during a Tea and Talk at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 104 Walker St.
His talk is based on his book of the same title, winner of the Ruth Emery Award for the best regional history from the Victorian Society of America.
In period costume, Palmer will introduce his audience to Saratoga's people, politics, economics, and society, including a murder or two. A Victorian tea will follow the lecture.
Tickets are $24 for advance reservations and members and $29 day of the event. Seating is limited.
For information or reservations, call 413-637-3206 or visit gildedage.org.