John Thomas Grant, show creator and co-producer, along with Lisa Griffiths (aka Victoriana Lady) wanted to bring Victoriana Lady's Traveling Museum Programs to the public via TV. Cape Ann TV, north of Boston, loved the concept and gave Grant and Griffiths creative freedom to develop the show, which began filming in November of 2013.
Each episode visits a different topic based on the Victorian era, The Edwardian era, and also Steampunk, which are closely related. The Edwardians were a branch off of Queen Victoria's tree and many of the fashions and manners will still in use.
Steampunk, where the Victorian era meets the future, is based on the era of steam travel. It encompasses literature, art, design, fashion, and music just to name a few. Victoriana Lady Lisa has a hardcover book entitled, International Steampunk Fashions, by Schiffer Publishing Ltd. and has just filmed an episode on a fantastic Steampunk exhibition curated by Bruce Rosenbaum of ModVic Designs.
Many exciting shows are planned in the upcoming year which will include genealogy, wet plate photography, the art of Victorian scrapbooking, Victorian architecture, B&B's, antique shops around New England, and much more. Stay tuned!
You can watch the episodes at http://capeanntv.org/video/?video=200510
They are also posted to Youtube under All Things Victorian.