Discover obsolete forms of communication - from a 100 years ago or more! Learn about charming Victorian customs that used flowers and fans to convey sentiments that were deemed "unacceptable" in society, or as a way to express good tidings or regrets. See beautiful antique calling cards, fans, autograph books, and more! 

"Victorian secrets"

 See first hand, what it took to dress and live as a Victorian woman. This interactive 90 minute program will entertain and enlighten guests of all ages! It's an fascinating peek at the daily routine of a Victorian Lady. Suitable for anyone who is interested in fashion and history! Perfect for a ladies group, special tea, or any occasion where a unique and fascinating program is desired. 


​"Victorian Lady"

About "Lost Arts"...


 My name is Wendy Batchelder - I am a historical interpreter from Grand Rapids Michigan. Working at a large Museum for many years, I discovered that there are many people who crave more information on what is was really like to dress and live as a Victorian woman. I created "Lost Arts" as a way to bring history to life for people, by demonstrating exactly what it took to dress over a 100 years ago. Young people and guests of all ages seem as interested as I am in this subject! I am delighted to present this unique program all over the area. 

 When I hear the words "fascinating", "delightful", and "interesting", after one of my programs - I know I've accomplished what I set out to do. 

 As a costumed interpreter, I find that presenting history in costume is an undervalued teaching tool. 

 Let's put a "face" on history! Let's give it a voice! 

 I desire for each guest to take away a new appreciation for the past, and a desire to learn more! 

Wendy Batchelder

Historical Interpreter



Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan 

        "Lost Arts"...bringing history to life