UCHS's annual "Victorian Tea"
The University City Historical Society will be holding it's annual "Victorian Tea" event on Sunday, Nov. 11th from 3 - 5 PM.
This year the "Tea" will be held in The Spruce Hill Manor Bed & Breakfast, 3709 Baring Street in Powelton Village. The Spruce Hill Manor is an elegant c. 1879 house that is decorated in an sumptuous and opulent manner as befitting a mid-Victorian city manor house. There are fireplaces, marble topped tables, crystal chandeliers, etc.
The guest speaker will be Mr. Bob Skiba, a Philadelphia historian, lecturer, archivist, and also the president of the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT). Mr. Skiba is also the head archivist at the archives in the William Way Community Center.
We are told that the UCHS had a successful "Victorian Tea" last year (at the Cornerstone B&B), but want to outdo themselves this year. The variety and quality of teas will be impressive, and there will be the traditional morsels and dainty treats such as baked items and finger sandwiches.
The donation for the event is only $8, and for students, seniors, and UCHS members only $6.
Last edited by Ptolemy; 10-20-2012 at 12:37 AM.
If you like tea, this event will be a must: there will be at least 15 different- maybe as many as 25 - kinds of tea available and all sorts of lovely treats.
Come, meet some of your neighbors and find out more about the neighborhoods of University City.
Yes, this will be a great event. If you live in the area or are interested in Philly history or architecture in general, please go and do something good for the UCHS. Face it, it beat sitting around the t.v. and grumbling about how bad the Iggles are.
And how can you stay away from a gorgeous place like the Spruce Hill Manor!
Only eight dollars.
I will do my best to be there. That's right up my alley. Well, not so much the tea, but the event itself.
BTW, for you fellow history buffs: I have some pictures of the Darby Creek in Angora and the environs taken in the 1890's. They're mounted on thick "board" paper (about 1/4" thick). I'd love to preserve them/show them somehow. Any suggestions on what to do or who to speak to? I'd be happy to lend them to a Historical Society once they're properly conserved.
Ugh, I have a terrible cold and am don't want to get others sick today. I hope the event is a success.
Last edited by boognish; 11-11-2012 at 12:34 PM.
Sorry you can't make it, boog. I hope everyone else can stop by for a good cause and some some tea and conversation (plus treats).
I'm really bummed. We chose to live in West Philadelphia specifically due to the history and architecture, so I was really looking forward to this.
Anyway, at least I'm good for a bump.
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