Wednesday, March 2, 2016

"It's a Downton Abbey Thing"

The Plymouth Historical Museum is located at 155 S. Main Street in Plymouth, MI. Following our tea and shopping, Lori and I made our way over to the museum.

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On January 29th the exhibit, "It's a Downton Abbey Thing," opened for viewing, and can be seen thru June 12th on Wed., Fri., Sat., and Sun., from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Admission is $5.00 The exhibit looks at the popular PBS "Downton Abbey" series in relation to events in the U.S. and southeast Michigan during the time period 1912-1930.

There is also an Abraham Lincoln exhibit at the museum, and a fun gift shop to browse.  

The Downton exhibit began with the sinking of the Titanic, since Patrick, the heir presumptive to the Grantham earldom, was on board the Titanic and perished. 

Below on the left is Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham, and on the right is Thomas Barrow.

Matthew Crawley [left], and Lord Grantham and Lady Mary [right].

~ Lord Grantham and Lady Mary ~

Lady Cora [left], Lady Mary and Lady Edith [right]. ~ 

Lady Rose MacClare

~ Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes. ~

~ Mrs. Patmore ~

~ Daisy and Anna ~

~ Sybbie, Marigold, and Master George ~

~ Mr. Molesley ~

I had a ticket to their Downton Abbey tea on Sunday, Feb. 28th, but with a shattered windshield, I wasn't able to attend.  The tea was a sell-out, but they had a waiting list, so some happy lady took my place.

I hope you enjoyed touring the museum with me.  It's not on the scale of Winterthur's or Biltmore's exhibit, but for a community museum using all their own vintage costumes and memorabilia, it was good. 


  1. I'm glad you got to see the exhibit, but sorry you had to miss the tea!

  2. It looks like they did a good job. I was able to go to Winterthur's exhibit with a friend. It was excellent.

  3. This looks like an enjoyable experience. I will have to make plans to go.

  4. wow - I see a lot of work went into these displays. What fun to see!


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