Taking Tea with Mary Elizabeth Bowser


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Hanby House

160 West Main Street

between Ohio Route 3 (State Street) and Cleveland Avenue

Westerville, OH 43081

614-891-6289 or 800-600-6843

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How did tea make it from Asia to Europe to the colonies of North America?  And does one hold out the pinkie when drinking tea?  Learn the history of tea and proper tea etiquette before being served fresh tea by ladies in period costumes and partaking of a tasty buffet.  Then hear a presentation by Mary Elizabeth Bowser (portrayed by Revonne Hammond).  Mary was born into slavery about 1839 in Virginia.  She lives in the northern-sympathizing Van Lew household of Richmond.  She'll share her experiences as a slave in the South working as a spy for the North.