Step back in time to a period of refinement, elegance, and of course good social etiquette. The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum's 11th annual Victorian tea is a way to enjoy food and friendship while learning more about this fascinating part of America's past.
This year's program focuses on Victorian fashion, with a special program titled "Dressing for Tea" presented by staff from the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Historic Site's Costume Resource Center. This glimpse at the elegant fashions of the era features all the luxurious underpinnings, dresses, hats and accessories that went into the perfect, in-style ensemble for afternoon tea, as well as how tastes changed over the decades.
Guests will also enjoy a traditional three-course tea, including scones with cream, finger sandwiches, fresh fruits and assorted desserts. Attendees are invited to get into the spirit of the program by wearing Victorian dress, hats, and bringing their favorite tea cup so they may truly take part in this unique event.
This year's tea will be held on Saturday, April 20, from 2 until 4 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person ($10 of which is tax deductible); no coupons or passes are accepted for this event. All proceeds benefit the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum. Seating is limited, and reservations and prepayment are required, so call 716-693-1885 or email [email protected] today to reserve your place at this popular annual event. Come meet new friends, or you can reserve your own table for four.
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is housed in the historic Allan Herschell Company Factory building at 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda. For directions and further information about special events, programs or group tours, visit www.carrouselmuseum.org, call 716-693-1885 or email [email protected].