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July 11, 2013

Whittier Home to host afternoon tea

AMESBURY — The Whittier Home Association announces two dates for this year’s Old Fashioned Tea Parties to be held in John Whittier’s Victorian Garden.

The first tea is set for Thursday, July 18, with a rain date of Friday July 19. The second tea will be held on Thursday, Aug. 15, with a rain date of Friday, Aug. 16.

“The menu includes hot and cold teas, lemonade, a rich assortment of tea sandwiches and pastries and light classical music,” said Rosemary Werner, chairperson of the Tea Committee says. “Patrons will also be offered free tours during the tea and after.”

The Teas are served from 2 to 4 p.m. and the cost is $20 per person. Reservations should be made no later than the Monday of the week of each tea by calling the home at 978-388-1337 or visiting our website and purchasing tickets online at

Proceeds from all activities at the home are used to upkeep the National Historic Site Whittier Home Museum.

Other upcoming events include Tapestry of Voices on Sunday, Aug. 11, in the garden. Whittier enthusiasts are invited to an afternoon of poetry with the Boston-based Tapestry of Voices. President Cynthia Costello welcomes all those who love Whittier’s poetry to hear it read by guest readers and authors including Harris Gardner, president of Tapestry of Voices.

Refreshments will be served following. The program is free, however donations are welcome.

Weekly tours of the Whittier Home Museum are available Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by calling 978-1337 for special appointment and group tours. A minimal fee is requested.

Tea parties at Whittier Home this summer

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