On Saturday afternoon, July 10th from 2:00-3:00 PM, summer reading enthusiasts are invited to join Powhatan County Public Library for a very special virtual tea party. Historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D. will explain the history, art, and ritual of afternoon tea. Attendees will learn how and when the custom of enjoying tea in the late afternoon began. We’ll also explore why afternoon tea was so important for the Edwardians in particular. Learn correct tea etiquette, what a proper menu included, and why the custom of afternoon tea remains so enduringly appealing.
Attendance at the virtual tea party is free; however, registration is required.