Museum Chat Live! E602 – Victorian Tweets: Who Were the Victorians?


Welcome to a special 3-part mini-series examining the Museum’s exhibit Victorian Tweets and the people who inspired it: the Victorians.

Victorian Tweets juxtaposes daily Victorian life found in newspapers, diaries, letters, and ephemera against the modern Twitterverse. The archival documents found in the exhibit and included in the special podcast mini-series are interesting, quirky, mundane, snappy, rude, and pointless: just like Twitter.

As modern, progressive people of the 21st century we enjoy a certain distance from the romanticized and contradictory Victorian period but are we really that different from our Victorian ancestors?

On this first episode of the special podcast series, we’ll explore what it means to be Victorian. We’ll hear some of the tweets and their original sources on this podcast, read and recoded by some familiar voices of staff and volunteers.

Enjoy the episode.


Listen and subscribe on iTunes, SoundCloudGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify (STCM Podcasts).

Victorian Tweets runs through to March, 2021 at the St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre, which is open to the public by donation.

View the virtual edition of the exhibition here on our blog.

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  1. This episode is so much fun. It mentions WH Merritt and the RSFS in 1852, also mentioned in my book about 7 Victorian Ontario girls (the Burns girls from Church/Academy Street in St. C) in 1855. “Alma Mater” is on its way to the Niagara on the Lake Library for the enjoyment of Ontario’s history buffs! Or available on Pamela Borden Heckert, author

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