The parlor was the most important room in the Victorian home, and served many purposes, ranging from decorative
museum to the social focus of a family, as well as the main visitor center. It served as the main entertaining room where
guests were received and visits, social calls and tea time took place.
PIANOS AND ORGANS:
Most every Victorian woman was taught to play the piano. Nothing distinguished her more than her ability
to play a keyboard instrument. This was a time when huge amounts of sheet music was available, and there seemed to be
a new song published for each significant event that occurred. Ladies were expected to learn to play piano at an early age
and often were expected to perform Christmas Carols and Church Hymns for parlor visitors.
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