Gary Darden, associate professor of history at Fairleigh Dickinson University, will present, "The British Aristocracy from Victorian Decline to the Great War," at a Tea & Talk at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 104 Walker St.

A Victorian tea will follow his visual presentation.

Darden will analyze the steady decline of the once dominant class during the halcyon decades of the Age of Victoria that finally lead to the Age of Total War.

Tickets cost $24 for advance reservations and members and $29 day of the event. Reservations are recommended as seating is limited.

For information or reservations, call 413-637-3206 or visit