A Wedding Tea

WHEN: Monday, June 03, 2013 at 1:00PM - 3:00PM

A Wedding Tea

Monday, June 3, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

WHERE: Living Room/ Dining Room

Join us for a special “wedding tea” in honor of Bessie Van Wickle’s marriage to Augustus Van Wickle in 1882. The afternoon will begin with a slide presentation given by Blithewold’s curator, Margaret Whitehead, and conservator, Kate Tarleton, who will discuss the significance of Blithewold’s costume collection. Guests will also be invited to view Margaret’s new exhibit, “A Wedding to Remember,” featuring Bessie’s wedding dress, photos of the glorious occasion, lists of wedding gifts, newspaper accounts and more.

The Dining Room will be set beautifully for a “wedding tea,” complete with delicacies including a wedding cake, tea sandwiches, and scones. While enjoying tea, Marjorie Shaw Jeffries, Bessie’s Granddaughter, will perform original flute music, including pieces that were among her aunt’s favorite.
All proceeds for this special event will support the Van Wickle Costume Restoration Fund. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited, so make early reservations.

Suggested Donation:
$40- Member
$50- Non-member

Additional tax deductible donation levels:

$50 - Taffeta
$75 - Ribbons & Bows
$100 - Silk Velvet
$150 - French Lace

Other $________
Thank you for your donation

To register for this event click here.


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