Matt Cashore | Aug. 19 | Notre Dame Photography
Whether you’re a fan or not, whether you’ve even seen it or not, you’ve probably heard of the PBS show “Downton Abbey”. When something’s parodied by Jimmy Fallon and ‘The Simpsons’ you know it’s a pop culture phenomenon.
In early April I received an email from Melanie Webb, event coordinator for the Nanovic Institute for European Studies. They wanted to give a special gift to their outgoing interim director, Don Crafton. They’d come up with the idea to do their own interpretation of “Downton Abbey.” Since the Nanovic Institute is housed in Brownson Hall, the name conveniently worked as “Brownson Abbey”.