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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Titanic, The Ship of Dreams
Barclay Public Library
220 S. Main St.
Warrensburg, IL  62573
Saturday, February 6th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

It's 1912, the year of the maiden voyage of the Titanic! Third class immigrants, second class travelers and first class elegant
Edwardians such as Lady Astor and Mrs. JM (Molly) Brown were on board this "ship of dreams." Join us as we embark
on the most fascinating voyage of an era. What fun, guests may participate in this program.
Edwardian dress is encouraged, but is not required.

This program is free and open to the public.  Seating space is limited. Please call 217-672-3621 for more information.   
A Day At An Edwardian Manor ~ A Program Celebrating Downton Abbey
Moyer Public Library
618 S. Sangamon Ave.
Gibson City, IL  60936
Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

Experience life with our favorite Edwardian family and their servants. We will take you through the day, both "upstairs"
and "downstairs".  Follow the Lord and Lady and their beautiful daughters through the social rigors of the rich and learn
how the butler, housekeeper and head cook 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 event is free and space is limited. Reserved seated is suggested. Please call 217-784-5343.
Whistle Stop! Train Travel in Victorian America
Parlin Ingersoll Library
205 W. Chestnut
Canton, IL 61520
Friday, April 1st, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

Step on board with us and experience a 19th century train trip out West on the brand new transcontinental railroad.  
Early train travel was often harsh but oh, the excitement and wonder seeing the amazing and vast lands of the United
States of America. Let's just hope there are no train robbers!
We'll visit the Harvey House Restaurants too, and learn just what it took to become a Harvey Girl waitress.  

This event is free but seating is limited. To reserve a seat or for more information, please call 309-697-0328
Treasure Thy Friend
Mennonite Church of Normal
805 S Cottage Ave.
Normal IL,  61761
Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

From earliest childhood, Victorians learned the value of friendship.  Young girls gathered wild flowers to press and make
into gift cards.  Together they grew up learning how to decorate their homes and cook nourishing meals, all the while
forming strong bonds that would last them through courtships, marriage, and bringing up their own children.  Girlfriends
were often called sisters, implying a heartfelt affection. Join us as we learn all about the heartfelt traditions of friendship in
the 19th century, and how similar they are today!

Tickets are required for this event and are $5 for members, free for guests. Please call Shirley at 309-830-0224 to purchase.  
The Beauty of a Victorian Garden
Presented at the Canton Quilt Show
Canton High School
1001N. Main St.
Canton, IL 61520
Saturday, April 2nd ~ program presented at 12:30 p.m.

Step with us into a luxuriant heirloom garden and learn about these beautiful havens that were so treasured by the
Victorians.  Many an afternoon in the garden included picnics, teas, and even the chance to get away from daily
Victorian stress by sitting in a shady spot with a friend to discuss the latest fashions, flowers, and poems.
Parasols, fairy gardens, and more will be on display!
There is a $5.00 cost to enter the quilt show and the program is free.