Tea and talk program about Halloween at Staatsburgh
WHEN: “The Charms of Hallowe’en,” a tea and talk program WHEN: Oct. 30 at 1 p.m.
WHERE: Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Old Post Road, Staatsburg
DETAILS: Learn about the history and traditions of Halloween as it was celebrated in the 1890s and early 1900s over a delicious cup of tea and tea fare in a magnificent Gilded Age setting. Guests can enjoy a talk on the holiday in Staatsburgh’s formal dining room. Local historian Carol Kohan will explore the origins of Halloween and its unique customs. She will explore the ancient Celtic origins of “Hallowe’en” and the quaint customs that continued to enchant American society from the 1890s to 1920. The mansion’s dining room will be decorated in a Halloween theme, and attendees are welcome to wear costumes, from the Gilded Age or otherwise. The program includes the site’s very own Staatsburgh Blend, created by local tea purveyor Harney & Sons, along with scones, tea sandwiches and a sweet Halloween treat. Reservations are required. The cost is $30, $25 for Friends of Mills Mansion Members.
CONTACT: Call (845) 8898851 for reservations or more information.