Hands-on History: Miss Cornelia’s Flower Guild
Happy Women’s History Month! This year, honor the last King Family member to live at King Manor: Cornelia King! Cornelia was Rufus’ granddaughter and 7th child of John Alsop King. After the death of her father in 1867 and her mother in 1873, Cornelia lived at King Manor with a handful of servants until her death in 1897. Cornelia was well known for being quite charitable. She left money to local BIPOC organizations in her will and was an active church member. The church of St. Phebe’s dedicated their flower guild to her, naming it Miss Cornelia’s Flower Guild. Flower Guilds operated to beautify places of worship with floral decorations.
Stop by to learn more about Cornelia, make your own paper flowers, and pick up some free garden seeds ready for March planting!
All ages welcome.
Hands On History is a FREE family program series held each first and third Saturday of the month at King Manor from 1-4pm.