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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Outrageous Etiquette
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
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 a
wonderful 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.
In Memory Of My Dear One ~ Victorian Mourning Traditions
Washington District Library
380 N Wilmor Rd
Washington IL  61571

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hursday, 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.
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.
A Day At An Edwardian Manor ~ Celebrating Downton Abbey
Wilmington Public Library
201 S. Kankakee St.
Wilmington, IL 60481
Sunday, July 12th, 2015 ~ 1:00 pm
Wilmington Public Library is offering this free event! 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!
For more information, please contact the library at 815-476-2834.
"Take Me To the Fair!" Tea and Presentation
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
August 1, 2015 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Spend some time taking tea at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, The Columbian Exposition. Over 27,000,000 Victorians would
pay 50 cents apiece to experience an unforgettable day at the fair that offered a glimpse into the future of a new century ~ this
was the fair that showcased electricity, modern industry, convenience foods and some very “unusual” entertainment! View
objects and artifacts from the Library’s collection. The Tea Ladies will be hosting this afternoon event.
TICKETS: $35 adult; $31.50 Members
For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 217-558-8844.