Victorian Tea and Performance


On Saturday, November 6th from 3:30 to 5 p.m., as part of the Windsor Chamber of Commerce’s fifth Annual Windsor Wade and Tea Fair, you are invited to a tea and performance by entertainer Kandie Carle at the Windsor Historical Society.  Enjoy delicious fancy sweet treats, tea and Kandie Carle’s special Civil War “undress” show.  Your $15 ticket includes a raffle to a tea-themed gift basket including a Wade teapot donating by Happy Wade-ing.


Ms. Carle’s lively program begins as she dons undergarments over a body suit – the corseting, hoops and petticoats that gave Civil War-era dresses their shape.  Once formally clothed, she’ll accessorize with fans, jewelry, hats and explain the contents of her purse.  She’ll discuss manners, customs, and   the role of servants in the Victorian household.  She will also talk about inventions of the era, home life, and life in the workplace.  The program is a delightful mix of facts, humor and history.   


Reservations must be made for this program by November 5th.  Contact the Windsor Chamber of Commerce at (860) 688-5165 or go to their website to make yours.  Or you may call the Windsor Historical Society at (860) 688-3813, extension 102. The Chamber website has a full schedule of events associated with the Tea Fair, which takes place at Birch Meadow Banquet Facility November 6th and 7th.  A free shuttle will run from the Fair to Windsor Historical Society at 3 p.m., and back afterwards.


The Windsor Historical Society is located at 96 Palisado Avenue (Route 159) and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.  General admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students and free to children under 12 and WHS members.


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