The Servant Question

During the 125 years that Eldon House was the residence of the Harris family, domestic servants lived and worked in the house – because of this the museum interprets the “two” families who dwelled  within the sites walls.  This exhibition aims to explore domestic life of upper-middle class households in the late Victorian era and early 20th century, using Eldon House as a case study. With primary material of both servant and served as well as the ephemera that influenced the structure of their relationships, a glimpse into the domestic life in London Ontario will be revealed.