As you may know, Afternoon Tea at Evergreen is back for summer 2018! Until August 31, guests will enjoy a classic Victorian pastime at the majestic and historic Dartmouth landmark, Evergreen House.
But, wait… we’re going to try something different for August! The Afternoon Tea’s in August will feature special entertainment.
August 3 – Strawberry Tea
In honour of Helen Creighton’s designation as a person of National Historic Significant by Parks Canada, we will be having a special strawberry tea on August 3. It was a favourite of Helen’s and we thought it would be a fitting tribute. The menu will include homemade strawberry shortcake, cookies, lemonade and, of course, piping hot tea. It will be served in the backyard of Evergreen House overlooking Halifax Harbour (weather permitting).
Entertainment will be provided by Rosalee Peppard, an internationally recognized musician and Canada’s premier musical women’s oral-historian. She will perform her Maritime HERitage in Song – original songs and stories of Canadian heroines and favourite traditional and cover songs.
August 10 – Guest Presenter
Does Barbie hold a special place in your heart? Did watching the Barbie episode of The Toys That Made Us on Netflix and want to know more? Then the Tea on August 10 is for you! It will feature a presentation from the local Barbie Club. They are a group of doll collectors specifically interested in fashion dolls, including Barbie and her friends. Barbie and fashion dolls have quite an interesting history that this presentation will dive into. We encourage children (young and old) to bring your favourite fashion doll to join you for tea (and maybe learn more about it)!
The Barbie Club will deliver their presentation at the 1:30 sitting, but will be on-site for the duration of the Tea to show off some of their fashion doll collection.
August 17 – Guest Presenter
Did you know that the Dartmouth Heritage Museum has over 250 dolls in our Collection?! If you want to learn more about the history of dolls and doll collecting then this Tea on August 17 is for you! It will feature a presentation from the Mayflower Doll Club, a local group interest in all matters pertaining to dolls and doll collecting. The theme of this presentation is Canadian dolls and will feature some of their personal collections. At this Tea, we want to see your dolls! We encourage children (young and old) to bring your favourite doll (in their best outfit) to join you for tea!
The Afternoon Teas on August 24 and 31 will feature live music provided by Tidewater Trio, which is made up of siblings Alistair (piano and whistle) and Lydia Maksym (harp), and their mother, Jennifer Publicover (modern and wooden flutes). They will bring their eclectic mix of classical music, traditional music, and jazz to our teas.
Lydia and Alistair are scholarship-winning students of the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts. Jennifer is a multi-genre freelance flutist, an instructor at the Maritime Conservatory, and a member of various groups, including the neo-traditional band Papilio. Learn more about Tidewater Trio here.
Afternoon Tea at Evergreen Information
The menu for Afternoon Tea includes freshly baked cookies, scones and, of course, piping hot tea (excluding August 3).
Tickets for all these teas are still 12.00 each for adults and $5.00 for children. They can be purchased by clicking on the dates above or reserved by calling 902-464-2300. There are two sittings, 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm, and the entertainment will be featured at both unless otherwise stated. Space is limited for each sitting so reservations are recommended.
Tickets include admission to Evergreen House and a complimentary guided tour. As a special two-for-one offer this summer, tickets to this event also include admission to Quaker House, the oldest standing building in Dartmouth, redeemable within a week of purchase.