"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea." ~ Henry James
This Ainsley House exhibit explores how the English tradition of taking tea took on a new life in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. American put their own particular spin on "tea" as a social occasion. "Tea" grew to include a wide variety of gatherings and parties from the intimate to the lavish. Visit "Time for Tea" to see the ways that hostesses welcomed friends, relations and even strangers to share tea. And learn about some of the special tea and coffee services displayed in the Ainsley House for the first time.
Exhibit is free with admission to the Ainsley House and runs March 1, 2012 - July 1, 2012
Have a spot of tea in the Carriage House followed by a tour of the Ainsley House. If you have a group of 12 or more, please call Karen Lange to arrange a tea 408-866-2758 or email@example.com