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Victorian Tea at the Historic Courthouse
Saturday, April 1
Washington County Historic Courthouse
12 - 2 p.m.
Sip & savor a multi-course tea and 5-course lunch catered by Scheels Catering followed by a program in the beautifully decorated historic courtroom.
Enjoy a presentation by Dr. Kristin Mapel Bloomberg titled “Woman Suffrage and Women’s Rights: A Minnesota and Midwest Perspective”. Minnesota and its surrounding states were instrumental to forming successful activists and suffragists who impacted the early American women's rights movement. These women represented many communities - Yankee, ethnic immigrant, Black, and Indigenous - and their work was foundational to the Nineteenth Amendment's larger unfinished project of women's civic engagement. Who were they, and what was their impact? And how can their stories inspire us today?
Music will also be provided by The New Pearl Buttons. The New Pearl Buttons perform American music of the mid to late 19th century (circa 1845-1900). The ensemble includes mandolin, singers, flute and piano and often plays historic sites in Wisconsin and Minnesota. The band has teamed up with author-illustrator team Dave Geister and Pat Bauer to present educational readings and programs to audiences of all ages, based on their new book B Is For Battle Cry: A Civil War Alphabet.
The cost is $50 per person, register online. All proceeds benefit the Historic Courthouse Restoration Fund. Enjoy a scrumptious tea while helping to preserve this historical landmark!
Mixed Greens, Red Onion, Cucumber, Tomato, Dried Cranberries, with Vinaigrette Drizzle
Scone and Clotted Cream
Ham Salad Mini Croissant
Radish & Cucumber Tea Sandwich w/ cream cheese spread on Naan Bread
Homemade Cream Puff Filled with Chicken Salad
Turkey, Pesto, Leaf Lettuce, Mozzarella Cheese, Tomato On Focaccia Triangle w/ Speared Garnish
Almond Cookie Bars
Strawberry Crumble Bar
Key Lime Mousse Graham Cracker Crumble in a Mini Shot Glass
Earl Grey Tea