Floor 1
First floor of the McFaddin-Ward House Museum

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General Audience

Family and friends enjoyed meals in the formal dining room where they were served in the Russian style of dining known as "a la russe" by a team of staff specifically trained for this purpose. Diners are served one course at a time, often beginning with a soup, then followed by various courses as determined by the hostess. Proper etiquette demanded the education of participants in appropriate conversation, table manners, and knowledge of utensil use. Good manners and the use of obscure dining implements was a social mandate which separated the classes. Only the well trained were allowed in this sacred social space, therefore, children were relegated to other areas of the home for eating until they mastered the art of conversing and good behavior.
Peacock Salt and Pepper Shakers
Dining Room Chandelier
Tiffany Lampshade
Conspicuous Consumption