Nearby events in the park: Tea-tasting, quilt-making and going back in time

Here are some summertime programs at the Kellogg Environmental Center and Osborne Homestead Museum, 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby. Register at 203-734-2513.

 

Victorian tea etiquette and tea tasting

Participants can make teabags.

Participants can make teabags.

Glimpse into the world of Victorian culture through the simulation of a tea party and taste exotic flavors of teas. Visit the Kellogg Environmental Center Saturday, Aug. 23, 1-2:30 p.m.

Go back in time to the late Victorian Era (1837-1901) when Frances Osborne Kellogg would have been a young lady hosting and going to tea parties.

During the workshop visitors will learn the history of tea, the types of tea services and Victorian tea etiquette. They will taste a variety of black teas ranging from the citrusy Earl and Lady Grey teas to the malty, rich Assam tea varieties.

Antique tea sets from the Osborne Homestead Museum will be on display. At the end of the program, visitors can take home handcrafted teas and teabags and information on other uses of tea.

A $5 donation is requested.

A history of American quilts

quiltingLearn about the origins of quilt-making as seen in the diversity of U.S. culture. Sample quilts will be on display, including those from the museum collection on Sunday, Aug. 24, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Visitors will explore the uses of quilts throughout history to celebrate holidays and historical events, to pass on information, to enjoy as artistic and creative endeavors and as businesses for women.

Free program for all ages.

Visit 1914

Travel back 100 years on Sunday, Sept. 28, at 1 p.m. to learn what was happening in world, national and local news. Tour the museum and understand the daily routine and life of the Osborne family during that time.

Local photographs and the antiques collection will be on display. This is a free program for all ages.

Registration is requested but not required.

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