Advertisement
 
Monday, September 01, 2014
Amsterdam, NY ,

Heather Nellis/Recorder staff Hailee Whitten, visiting from Nevada, attended Tuesday's event.

Heather Nellis/Recorder staff Server Madison Hawkins, left, pours a cup of tea for Betty Clough.

Heather Nellis/Recorder staff Amelia Hoag, 5, sips her tea at Tuesday's event. The Montgomery County Historical Society held its second installment of its Tea in the Garden fundraiser Tuesday at the Old Fort Johnson National Historic Landmark.

Advertisement

'Tea in the Garden' in Fort Johnson

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - Updated: 11:48 PM

By HEATHER NELLIS

Recorder News Staff

FORT JOHNSON -- Pinkies up, ladies and gents.

The Montgomery County Historical Society held its second installment of its Tea in the Garden fundraiser Tuesday at the Old Fort Johnson National Historic Landmark.

Parties enjoyed brewed tea of both the hot and iced variety, and snacked on decadent treats and finger sandwiches served by youthful waiters and waitresses donning colonial garb.

Museum Coordinator Alessa Wylie said the fundraiser was started by a board member in 2007. At the first event, just four people attended, while both Tuesday's event and one earlier this month sold out.

One more tea is scheduled next month, but that already has a waiting list, Wylie said.

"Tea is obviously popular in England, and it was important to the colonists," Wylie said, connecting the event with the fort's history. "With the tax on tea at the time, they often used bee balm as a substitute. It's growing in our garden."

For more information on the fort's other upcoming events, visit www.oldfortjohnson.org.

     

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Advertisement
The Recorder Newscast

Most Popular

    Police: Tractor trailer stuck in drive-thru
    Monday, August 25, 2014

    Barbara Spraker dies at 89
    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    Rensselaer casino interests seeking support from Montgomery County
    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Montgomery County loses one of its champions
    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    What should it be? Future of Muni is up for debate
    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    As another school year dawns, the community lends a hand
    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Police reports
    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Ring of Fire to light up the lake
    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Donna June Hojohn
    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    Two city schools are doing lunch
    Friday, August 29, 2014

Advertisement

Copyright © Port Jackson Media, LLC.

Privacy Policies: Recorder

Contact Us

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook