Seasonal Special Happenings

Victorian Tea in Peninsula

When: Thu., March 24 2011

Enjoy finger food, vintage fashion, and a glimpse inside an historic landmark during today's 1:30 p.m. Victorian Tea and Fashion Show at the Peninsula G.A.R. Hall. According to organizer Rebecca Urban of the nonprofit Peninsula Valley Historic and Education Foundation, the $25 affaire will be "divine," with delicacies like herb-cucumber and lemon-radish tea sammies, country ham and biscuits, and scones with Devonshire cream and jam. While attendees sip Darjeeling tea from china cups, they'll be entertained by a period fashion show. Indeed, should you have a spare bustle, whalebone corset, or taffeta cape hanging in your closet, toss it on: Prizes will be awarded for the most stylishly dressed guest, circa 1880. As for the Grand Army of the Republic Hall, the 1850s structure began life as a one-room school house, then was given to the area's Civil War vets as a meeting hall. Restored in 1963, it currently houses an auditorium, bar room, and a collection of 19th-century furniture and decor. Tea tix are available at 330-657-2528; the hall is at 1785 Main St. For more info, check out peninsulahistory.org. — Cicora

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