Event marks return of ‘Downton’

Staff report


Western Reserve PBS will mark the upcoming new season of the hit series “Downton Abbey” with Fashion & Fandom: A Downton Abbey Evening from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Kent State University Museum, 515 E. Main St.

The free event will feature a one-hour sneak preview of season three of “Downton Abbey,” audience conversation led by Plain Dealer writer Joanna Connors, a tour of Kent State University Museum’s collection of Edwardian fashions and light refreshments.

Seating for is limited and reservations are required.

Call 1-800-554-4549 for reservations or information.

Winner of nine Primetime Emmy awards and a Golden Globe award for best miniseries, “Downton Abbey” is the most-watched PBS Masterpiece series on record.

The British-American period drama tells the story of the noble Crawley family and the staff who serve them in their Yorkshire estate.

The cast, including Maggie Smith, will return and be joined by the introduction of Shirley MacLaine as the American mother of the countess of Grantham, played by Elizabeth McGovern.

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