Tea time at New Canaan Historical Society
Updated 7:45 am, Thursday, February 5, 2015
The New Canaan Historical Society, 318 Elm St., has several events planned this month.
A Victorian Valentine's Day Tea for children ages 6 to 11 will take place Monday, Feb. 9, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the New Canaan Historical Society's townhouse. Guests will prepare and enjoy a traditional tea, with treats and crafts included. Reservations required; cost is $15 for member children, $20 for nonmembers.
The annual Valentine Tea will be celebrated on Thursday, Feb. 12, from noon to 3 p.m., with featured guest Patricia Funt Oxman addressing the subject of antique love jewelry. Oxman launched her antiques business in New York, later opening Patricia Funt Antiques on Main Street. She conducts business at trade shows, through her online shop and by appointment.
She especially treasures early pieces with "lots of hand work and character," and at the tea will discuss how symbols such as flowers, fans or keys came about -- and "why we crave them so." Guests are invited to wear a piece of antique or vintage jewelry, to be appraised at the event.
Tea, sandwiches and sweet treats will be served. Reservations are suggested; cost is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers.
Rounding out the list of this month's offerings will be Children's February Break Workshops on Colonial crafts:
Tuesday, Feb. 17: Candle making
Wednesday, Feb. 18: Tin punching
Thursday, Feb. 19: Early American food ways
Designed for 6- to 11-year-olds, the classes will run from 10 a.m. to noon. Sessions are $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers; all three are $50 for members, $65 for nonmembers. Refreshments are included; reservations required.
For information and reservations, call 203-966-1776 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.