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High Tea and Victorian Garb will fancy the day at the Peekskill Museum

Peekskill Museum

Take a deep breath and take in this scene. A soft summer breeze ruffles through the leaves of shade trees on a lush, green lawn. Dappled sunlight dances on tabletops spread with snowy white linen, adorned with wildflowers in dainty vases. Delectable treats, savory and sweet, are piled high on tiered China plates, and the fragrance of freshly steeped teas wafts through the air. In the background, the tinkling sounds of classical piano music delights listeners, as festively dressed guests in their finest fancy hats and gloves sit down to High Tea at the historic Herrick House. 

Now, imagine yourself in this pretty picture. It’s true! The Peekskill Museum cordially invites all to attend this annual beloved Tea Time tradition at the Peekskill Museum on Saturday, June 8th, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Attendees are encouraged to wear Victorian garb with or without a hat but it is not necessary to attend the event, it just makes Tea Time a bit more fun.  

Anita Creem, George Oros and Diane Webster on the front porch of the Peekskill Museum located in the Herrick House dressed in Victorian costume.

High Tea will take place on the outside lawn of the Peekskill Museum’s Herrick House under tents or indoors if the weather is inclement. Enjoy fancy finger foods and sandwiches such as roast beef with caramelized onion mayonnaise and arugula or turkey with cranberry mayonnaise. Enjoy British scones with cream, jam and butter, and an assortment of house made miniature desserts, fresh seasonal fruit and edible garnishes, and of course a variety of teas catered by Florrie Kay’s Tea Room

Desserts by Florrie Kayes
Photo Credit via Florrie Kayes Website

The afternoon’s festivities will include live music by pianist Mikhail Romanov. There will also be raffles and prizes for things such as best costume and best hat. The Peekskill Garden Club will create and donate the wildflower table arrangements that will adorn each table.

Mikhail Romanov - When The Stars Light Up on Youtube

The cost per person is $70 and is considered a tax-deductible donation. However, keep in mind seating is limited for this very popular event. Tables for parties of four and accommodations for larger groups are available but must be made as soon as possible.  RSVP no later than June 1 so that everything can be arranged and coordinated appropriately. Tickets can be purchased online via paypal using this link on the Peekskill Museum website. Checks are also acceptable and should be made payable to the “Peekskill Museum” and mailed to PO Box 84, Peekskill, NY 10566. 

Join the friends of the Peekskill Museum and the Peekskill community for a day of old-fashioned delightful pleasures.  

All proceeds are used to maintain the Herrick House, its grounds, and for educational programs and events. The Peekskill Museum is a 501(c)3 organization. 

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About the Contributor
Dave Mueller
As a Peekskill native, Dave is thrilled to be working with the Peekskill Herald showcasing featured calendar events. A 1999 graduate of PHS, he remembers reading and enjoying the original weekly print edition of the Peekskill Herald every Thursday. He especially liked the political stories, local features and sports coverage when it was written by Peekskill Runner columnist Jack Burns who always managed to weave history into the running times. An avid hiker, he enjoys exploring the local trails as well as the concrete ones in his job as a conductor for Metro North Railroad. He’s a former teacher and co-founder of the Friends of the Peekskill Dog Park, where he frequently can be found with his Koda. He’s happy to be part of the Herald’s growth as the source of local news for Peekskill and looks forward to highlighting a few of many of the events and happenings in Peekskill and the surrounding communities. Reach Dave at [email protected]