As The Tea Ladies, Inc., we are honored to present our Victorian and Edwardian history programs for
groups and organizations throughout Illinois and neighboring states.
These special events help to raise money for community causes, scholarships, historic preservation,  
restoration, and much more.  The following events are open to the public and we hope you can attend one.
Please click on the title of any event to visit their Website.
The Tea Ladies,Inc.
    Bringing Victorian &
    Edwardian History to Life
    Upcoming Events
    Throughout Illinois
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A Day At An Edwardian Manor ~ Celebrating Downton Abbey
West Chicago City Museum ~ Program presented at West Chicago American Legion
123 Main Street
West Chicago IL  61085
Sunday, May 31st, 2015 ~ 1:00 pm.
If you love Downton Abbey, join us to experience life with our favorite Edwardian  
family and their servants as we take you through the day, both "upstairs" and "down stairs".  Follow the Lord and Lady
and their beautiful daughters through the social rigors of the rich and learn how the butler and housekeeper
maintain the daily routines and rules of servant life.
The Tea Ladies weave this fascinating story with a display of several stunning fashions of the era!

Ticket cost is $15.00 per person. Reservations are required
Please call 630-231-3376
Beautiful Hats Through Time
Marquette Heights Public Library ~ Liberty Hall
715 Lincoln Road Road
Marquette Heights, IL 61554
Sunday, April 26th, 2015 ~ 2:00 pm
Victorians and Edwardians wore hats every day, for every occasion.  More than mere accessories, hats were a statement
about social class, manners, and elegance. Enjoy a breathtaking presentation of the history of ladies' and men's hats through
the ages and discover some fascinating events that happened the years they were worn.
Hats from the 1860's to the 1920's will be displayed and modeled. A visual delight!
This program is free and open to the public.
For more information please call the library at 309-382-3778.
In Memory Of My Dear One ~ Mourning In Victorian America
Edward's Place ~ Springfield Art Association
700 N. 4th Street
Springfield IL  62702
Thursday, April 30th, 2015 ~ 2:00 pm.
(All Friday and Saturday teas are sold out)
These teas and programs are in conjunction with the Lincoln Funeral Coalition. In May of 1865, Lincoln's funeral train
passed by historic Edwards Place on its way to Oak Ridge cemetery. The Edwards family threw open their doors and offered
refreshments to travelers. Now, 150 years later you can have tea in the
very same parlors that Lincoln once visited, newly
restored to the glory of their 19th century appearance.  
Tea includes hot tea, sandwiches, sweets, and a presentation on 19th century mourning customs by The Tea Ladies.
Cost is $30.00 per person and reservations are required. There are still a few seats available!
Call Edward's Place at 217-523-2631 to register.
A Day At An Edwardian Manor ~ Celebrating Downton Abbey
Tremont District Library~Program presented at Tremont Community Center
215 S. Sampson
Tremont, IL  61568
Thursday, June 25th, 2015 ~ 6:00 pm.

Downton Fans, here is another opportunity to join us at the library to experience life with our favorite Edwardian  family and
their servants as we take you  through the day, both "upstairs" and "down stairs".  Follow the Lord and Lady and their
beautiful daughters through the social rigors of the rich and learn how the butler and housekeeper maintain the daily routines
and rules of servant life. The Tea Ladies weave this fascinating story with a display of several stunning fashions of the era!
This program is free but seating is limited please call for reservations.
For reservations, please call the library at (309) 925-5432.
A Day At An Edwardian Manor Program and Tea ~ Celebrating Downton Abbey
A Fund Raiser Event for Morrison Hospital ~ Program presented at United Methodist Church
200 W Lincoln Way
Morrison, IL 61270

Thursday, June 4th
, 2015 ~ 3:00 pm.
If you love Downton Abbey,
don't miss this wonderful fund-raising event that includes a delightful day of tea time, activities,
and our program all about o
ur favorite Edwardian family and their servants as we take you through the day, both "upstairs"
and "down stairs".  Follow the Lord and Lady
and their beautiful daughters through the social rigors of the rich and learn
how the butler and housekeeper
maintain the daily routines and rules of servant life.
The Tea Ladies weave this fascinating story with a display of several stunning fashions of the era!

Join us for a delightful day for a worthy cause!

Ticket cost is $4
0.00 per person.
For information or
reservations, please call Kelly at 815-772-4907
In Memory Of My Dear One ~ Victorian Mourning Traditions
Zionsville Lions Club
115 S. Elm Street
Zionsville, Indiana  46077
Sunday, June 28th, 2015 ~ 1:00 pm.

The Victorians understood that death was an everyday part of life
and that there were many rules of mourning etiquette
expected to be followed
.  Each phase of mourning sent a special social message to others.  Join us as we discuss the private and
social aspects of mourning in Victorian Era America.  We will learn about the expectations of dressing properly while grieving,  
the significance of draping the home and inner decor, the importance of living photography and post
-mortem photography,
the popularity of spiritualism,
and much more.  
This Program is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 317-769-3540.