Tea and talk pro­gram about Hal­loween at Staats­burgh

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LIFE -

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.

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