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Tea at The Reeve: Edwardian Tea to be Held at Westfield's Reeve House

  • Echo Lake Country Club 515 Springfield Avenue Westfield, NJ, 07090 United States (map)

On Wednesday, February 6, the historic Reeve House, home to the Westfield Historical Society, will be transformed into an Edwardian Tea House.  Last year's tea was so successful, it will become an annual event. Enjoy a British tea as the Edwardians would have in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Experience the “Downton Abbey” way of life as you sip your tea while eating scrumptious scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam; accompanied by a variety of delicious finger sandwiches with decadent desserts to follow.

Be entertained by the sweet tone of the violin in the beautifully restored 1872 Italianate Reeve House. Sit by the fireplace ablaze in the parlor, surrounded by elegant furniture and paintings; or contemplate in the Library with lovely artifacts from the Reeve family. One can admire the ambience in the dining room with lovely furnishings abound. This event is perfect for a civilized lunch with friends and family. Edwardian Tea attire is optional!

The Westfield Historical Society is hosting this special event of High Tea on Wednesday, February 6 at 12:00 noon, at the Reeve History and Cultural Resource Center at 314 Mountain Ave., Westfield, NJ. There is limited space, so please reserve and pay early by January 31st. Reserve by calling (908)654-1794 or email westfieldhistoricalsociety@gmail.com. The cost is $35 per person for Westfield Historical Society members and $40 per person for non-members. Payment can be mailed to Westfield Historical Society, P.O. Box 613, Westfield, NJ  07091, or paid online, here, by clicking the "Registration" tab above. Membership information will be available.

Bring your family or friends for a pleasant lunch-time High Tea. Don't miss this event - you may feel like the Crawleys at their Downton Abbey Country Manor in Yorkshire, England; however, you will be in the 21st Century in Westfield, New Jersey at the Reeve House - the Westfield Historical Society’s Museum.

Since 1968, the 501(c)(3) non-profit Westfield Historical Society has worked to preserve, interpret and encourage interest in history, Westfield, and its residents through educational efforts and community outreach programs.

For further information on the Westfield Historical Society and its activities, or to volunteer, call (908)654-1794 or visit www.westfieldhistoricalsociety.org; and like us on facebook!