|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.
Edwardian History to Life
|~Please visit this page again~ We will continue to update our programs in other locations
as they are scheduled~
Peru Public Library
1409 11th St.
Peru IL 61354
Thursday, September 17th, 2015 ~ 6:30 pm
There were many outlandish etiquette rules from the 1890’s and the gentlemen had just as many to remember as the
ladies. The Tea Ladies share rules of Victorian etiquette you just won’t believe~from dressing, to dating, to dining.
Join us for an evening of fun ~ The audience participates in this program!
For more information, please call 815-223-0229
|A Day At An Edwardian Manor ~ Celebrating Downton Abbey
100 W. Lafayette St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
Saturday, October 24th, 2015 ~ 1:00 pm.
Downton Fans, here is a wonderful opportunity to join us at the beautiful Reddick Mansion in Ottawa to enjoy delicious
sweets and savories at afternoon tea. Then 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!
Event cost is $20.00 ~ Please call for reservations at (815) 433-6100.
|In Memory Of My Dear One ~ Victorian Mourning Traditions
Washington District Library
380 N Wilmor Rd
Washington IL 61571
Thursday, August 20th, 2015 ~ 6:30 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 309-444-2241.
|My Grandmother's Apron
Tremont Public Library
216 S. Sampson St.
Tremont, IL 61568
Thursday, September 24th, 6:00 pm.
Wear or bring your favorite vintage apron and join us as we recall women's household duties of decades past such as
hanging laundry, gardening, canning, baking, filling button boxes, stocking the pantry, and sharing recipes. We will show
you just how many aprons ladies could wear in a day! Truly a presentation that brings fond memories to everyone.
This program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.
Please call for more information or to reserve a seat ~ (309) 925-5432.