Summer Tea Parties in the Whittier Garden
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Written by Top Event Team



The Whittier Home Association plans two Old Fashioned Tea Parties to be held in John Greenleaf Whittier’s Victorian Garden, 86 Friend St. Amesbury. The first tea is set for Thursday, July 17, with a rain date of Friday July 18. The second tea will be held on Thursday, Aug. 21, with a rain date of Friday, August 22. (click title for more) 


“The menu includes hot and cold teas, lemonade, a rich assortment of tea sandwiches and pastries, and light classical music from 2 to 4 pm,” said Rosemary Werner, chair of the Tea Committee said. “In addition, patrons will also be offered free mini-tours of the Whittier Home Museum during the tea and after.”


The cost is $20 per person. Reservations should be made no later than the Monday of the week of each tea and may be made by calling the home at 978-388-1337 or purchasing tickets online at Proceeds from all activities at the home are used to upkeep the National Historic Site, a house/museum filled with exciting artifacts.


Weekly tours are available on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by calling 978-388-1337 for special appointment and group tours. A minimal fee is requested.


Whittier enthusiasts are invited to an afternoon of poetry with the well known Tapestry of Voices, in the garden on Sunday, Aug.10, at 3 p.m.


WHA President Chris Bryant welcomes all those who love Whittier’s poetry to hear it read by some wonderful presenters including Harris Gardner, president of Boston-based Tapestry of Voices, and guest readers including several from the Whittier Home. Refreshments will be served following.  The program is free, however donations are welcome.


The fifth annual “Celebrating Whittier” will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Holy Family Parish Hall. Highlights will include a presentation of The Grimke Sisters of pre-civil war fame, as expressed by impersonators Susan Lenoe and Lani Peterson.