Save up to 20% on the price of your tickets! It's easy... Become a member today! If you are already a member, log in to get your member rate. What Can "Downton Abbey" Teach Us About British History? Evening Program on Zoom Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. ET Code: 1H0590 Tickets Login $20 - Member 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 $25 - Non-Member Resize text remove add Highclere Castle, an early 17th-century English country house, is known around the world as Downton Abbey PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Popular TV series "Downton Abbey" is not only engaging drama, it offers a window into the social, political, and culture life of a period. The show lets us examine such topics as Edwardianism, the New Woman, the Great War, voting rights, the Roaring 20s, and the first sexual revolution. As the show cycles through the years, we get a glimpse of the issues of the day. Explore the show’s appeal, which goes deeper than its period fashions and lavish sets, with Julie Taddeo, research professor of history at the University of Maryland, College Park. She examines its historical accuracy and what it says about the 21st century, from the 2008 economic crash to Brexit to America's fascination with British royalty. PATRON INFORMATION If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom. This program is part of ourSmithsonian Associates Streaming series.