Did you know that, according to table etiquette of the 1800s, a lady should never hold a teacup with the pinkie finger extended? It was improper and in most social settings was considered very rude! Do you want to learn more fun Victorian Age facts?
On Saturday June 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. all girls ages 8 through 11 are invited to the Warren County Historical Society for a day full of entertaining etiquette, dapper dresses, classy crafts, and summertime fun for all.
Young ladies who attend the Victorian Tea at the Warren County Historical Society will have the opportunity to learn about this period in history through fun and interactive crafts and games designed around activities that Victorian children enjoyed. This year, girls will learn the charming art of embroidery, how to make floral hairpieces, and how to play the game of Jacks, which is a form of the ancient game of "Knucklebones." Girls will also enjoy dressing up in antique clothing for photographs in the Victorian Parlor. A fun and simple etiquette lesson will be given along with tea and an old-fashioned ice cream social with toppings will wrap up the event.
The cost is $7 per girl and pre-payment and pre-registration is required. Stop by the Warren County Historical Society at 210 Fourth Ave. Warren, today to pick up a permission slip and register. For more information, call 723-1795.