The Town of Philomena is a community in the virtual world of Second Life. It’s a fictional town based on small-town middle America in the Progressive period, from about 1900 to about 1919. It’s a community that welcomes all ages and species. It has optional RP, shopping, residences, entertainment, education, and arts.
The Town of Philomena was founded with the pillars of Education, Community, Collaboration, and Enjoyment as the guiding principles. Within the town, the residents and shopkeepers work to maintain an aesthetically and emotionally lovely location. Education is among teh chief missions of the town. The Philomena Library, a branch of the Alexandrian Library Consortium, serves its community (and the greater grid community) as a mecca for literature, intellectual and fun discussion, lectures, exhibits, and more with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th centuries. To further this, the town hosts events in the Philomena Park that enlighten and entertain audiences with period music, lecture series, and live music. The Park Theater is not far from Philomena Park and has been the destination for liver performances; including ballets. The aim of the Theater is to further entertain and educate residents about the richness and depth of the period’s arts and entertainment.
As a themed town, role-play can be found in Philomena. However, it is not a required component to enjoying, working, or living in the town. Philomena boasts a vibrant community of people from all walks of life, many of whom engage in light-situational role-play. This means that there are often no big town-wide story lines, but instances where individuals act as polite society would behave during the time of 1900-1919. At times, there are larger role-play story lines. These are encouraged, but not mandatory. It is highly recommended that visitors dress the part, but, again, not enforced.
Visit Philomena at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bruda%20Plateau/140/37/50 .
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