Event The Roaring Twenties (VIRTUAL)

January 26, 2021 | 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join historian and educator Christopher Daley for a lecture on the Roaring 20s. This talk is an entertaining overview of the 1920's, showcasing world events, political events, prohibition, and organized crime, as well as the style, fashion, and trends of the Jazz Age.

The 1920's were really the first decade of the 20th Century. During this decade many of the conventions of the Victorian Era were left behind as a new modernism emerged.

"It was a time of conservatism; it was a time of great social change. From the world of fashion to the world to politics, forces clashed to produce the most explosive decade of the century. In music, the three sounds were jazz, jazz, and jazz. The Jazz Age came about with artist like Bessie Smith and Duke Ellington. Youth ruled everything from the young styles of dress to the latest celebrities. If it was young, it was the thing. It was the age of prohibition, it was the age of prosperity, and it was the age of downfall. It was the age of everything." (The 1920's Experience)

This event will be held on Zoom. Register online by clicking here or by calling 978-465-4428 x 242. A link will be emailed to participants automatically. If you do not receive a link, please email info@newburyportpl.org or call 978-465-4428 x242.

Learn more about Chris Daley here.

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