WSKG hosts “Downton Abbey” finale screening at Tompkins County Public Library

March 5, 2016 by Mark H. Anbinder

After six seasons, popular British period drama “Downton Abbey” is coming to an end, and WSKG is inviting fans to an advance screening.

Spanning years from 1912 through the mid 1920s, the series premiered on ITV in Britain in 2010 and on PBS in the United States just over five years ago, in January 2011. It's set at a fictional family estate in Yorkshire, and follows the lives of the aristocratic family members and the lives of their servants.

Viewers who are behind on the series can watch seasons one through five at no charge via an Amazon Prime membership (free 30-day trials are available), and season six episodes are available individually via Amazon or the PBS app.

WSKG's Ithaca screening of the "Downton Abbey" finale is this Sunday, March 6th, at 2pm at the Tompkins County Public Library's Borg-Warner Community Room. Admission is free, but reservations are required via or 607-729-0100. Following the screening, curator Catherine Blumenkamp will give a tour of the library's exhibit, "Hats, Shoes, and Accessories of the Downton Abbey Era."

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