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Docent Victorian Tea in the Hamm House

"The Victorian Tea" on March 9, 2016 was sponsored by the Heritage Village Docents and held in the Hamm House.

Descendants of Needham and Sallie Ham of Townbluff remember eating huge Sunday dinners while laughter echoed through their great-grandparents’ home. Because Needham and Sallie Ham’s sons changed the spelling of their name from “Ham” to “Hamm”, the home is now known as the Hamm House. Laughter again echoed through the Hamm House, located in the tree line beside Heritage Village, on Wednesday, March 9 as twenty-four Heritage Village volunteers and friends enjoyed a Victorian Afternoon Tea.

Finger sandwiches, sand tarts, brownies and Victoria sponge cake were served on tiered serving trays while a variety of hot teas steamed from the tea cups. Annabeth Willis explained that British Teas were introduced as an afternoon snack between an early breakfast and a late dinner. There was no mid-day lunch at that time. Throughout the British Isles, Ireland and in many European countries, this pleasurable pause in the afternoon is often the highpoint of the day. This Afternoon Tea was certainly the highpoint of the day for those of us who participated.

The lovely Hamm House, donated to Heritage Village by the Hamm family in 1989 and moved from its original location off FM 92, south of Fairview Church, is available for your private parties, showers and teas. Contact us at (409) 283-2272 for more information.

Tea Party Organizers
Tea Party Organizers
Tea Party Organizers (Some members missing)
Village Volunteers and Guest starting to arrive
Village Volunteers and Guest starting to arrive
There were many teas from which to make a selection.
There were many teas from which to make a selection.
Annabeth Willis explained the origin of Victorian Tea events.
Annabeth Willis explained the origin of Victorian Tea events.
We learned the difference between high tea and low tea.
We learned the difference between high tea and low tea.
Village Director, Oferia Gazzaway thanked us for coming.
Village Director, Oferia Gazzaway thanked us for coming.
A trio of Heritage Society's fearless leaders.
A trio of Heritage Society's fearless leaders.
Yummi cakes and cookies.
Yummi cakes and cookies.
Volunteers and guests.
Volunteers and guests.

 


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