Victorian Tweets

How did we ever survive before the introduction of email, Twitter and Facebook? Nostalgic images of slow-paced communication in the Victorian days of London, Ontario are in fact fictional. Just as electronic communication dominate the lives of many, written correspondence and communication between family, friends and business or political partners were an important part of the Eldon House Family routine. This exhibit presents nineteenth century paraphernalia associated with letter writing and explores the first-hand historical documents of the Harris Family and “translates” them into tweets.