PUBLIC PROGRAM Schuyler Social: Afternoon Tea

Culinary Historian and Independent Scholar Lavada Nahon will discuss the importance of the Afternoon Tea in the 18th century. A tasting of period delights will accompany the talk.


Lavada Nahon, Culinary Historian and Independent Scholar

A fashionable time in the late afternoon, tea allowed social graces and status a place to shine.

For members of the upper class, like the Schuyler sisters, the possibilities of how this time was spent spans from family time to a grand occasion with music, dancing, cards, and more. In any case, the tastes, equipage, and of course the tea, would be the best colonial society had to offer.

Lavada Nahon will present on the colonial tradition of the afternoon gathering called “Tea” with visual examples from the mid-Atlantic region. Participants will enjoy a tasting of period delights, created from the receipt collection of the Van Rensselaer family including, cookies, tarts, cakes, and tea.

  • $15 members, $20 non-members

Space is limited. Registration is required.


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