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History + Highballs: Celebrating a Victorian Christmas with Körner’s Folly

Thursday, December 9, 2021, 7 p.m. via Zoom

Register here. This is an online program. An email containing a Zoom link will be sent to all registrants an hour and a half before the program begins.

Presenter: Suzanna Ritz, Operations and Programs Manager, Körner’s Folly

Join us for a special holiday edition of History and Highballs as we take a virtual trip to Kernersville, where Suzanna Ritz, operations and programs manager for Körner’s Folly, will give us an inside look at the traditional decorations that the Körner family used, as well as the seasonal food and drinks from the family cookbook, and show off the amazing decorations that volunteers put up in the past!

Körner’s Folly is a circa 1880 house museum built by artist and interior designer Julius “Jule” Körner. Suzanna Ritz holds a BA in Art History from Salem College and an MA in Arts Administration from the University of New Orleans. After teaching visual arts exploration in New Orleans charter schools through KID smART, an arts integration nonprofit, Ritz worked in museum education at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, as a security guard at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, and in collections at the Museum of Storytelling and Engagement in Winston-Salem before landing her role at Körner’s Folly in 2018, where her involvement ranges from wildlife capture and release to capital campaign fundraising.

History and Highballs is an early-evening, adults-only virtual program designed to investigate some of North Carolina’s more fascinating stories, places, and characters. So grab a favorite evening libation and tune in to these events. Not sure how to make a mixed drink or what drink to mix? The series includes a quick introduction on mixed drinks, alongside the historical lecture. Talks are accompanied with media, when available, and are followed by a short audience Q&A session.