Tea and Treasures


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This series features engaging lectures, great conversation, and light refreshments. Advance registration required.

Lecture and Tour Program (includes Museum admission)
Museum Members: $10
Non-Members: $15
For November:  $8 for veterans (includes Museum admission)

Lecture Only Program
Museum Members: $10 (includes Museum admission)
Non-Members: $12 (add $3 for Museum admission)

Please note that all sales are final.


Fascinating and Unusual Tools from the Early 1800s
(Lecture and Tour)
Wednesday, December 20, 2:00PM

From curling irons to knitting implements, this collection is filled with unique and curious contraptions that are both puzzling and ingenious, and truly show that necessity is the mother of invention. You’ll marvel at the craftsmanship, and how well these items have withstood the test of time. Relate them to modern counterparts and see which you prefer!

Do you know how this household item from the 1800s was used? Come  to this tea to find out.

Photo courtesy of Robin Buchanan.


Write Your Own Story (Lecture Only)
Wednesday, January 17, 2:00PM

Everyone has a story – whether you aspire to publish a memoir or share memories with your family. Writer, editor, and writing coach Laura C. Romain will teach you how to convey your most meaningful experiences in writing.


Show, Don’t Tell (Lecture and Tour)
Wednesday, February 21, 2:00PM

Share artist Karen Romagna’s journey into the world of children’s book illustration and learn the fascinating process of bringing words to life through visual imagery. The artists will also discuss her work on exhibition in the gallery.

Image Credit: Karen Romagna, The Wind from Voyage by Billy Collins, 2014, Watercolor.