Shelton Historical Society to hold annual Autumn Tea Sept. 17

The Second Annual Autumn Tea, complete with fancy hats, scones, sweets, and surprises, will be hosted on Saturday, Sept. 17, by the Shelton Historical Society. It will be held at the Huntington Congregational Church, 19 Church St. from 2-4 p.m.

Unique table settings and centerpieces created by members and friends of the Society will be featured. Ladies who attend are encouraged to wear their best chapeau. The afternoon also provides an opportunity to showcase some of the special items that the Society has in its collection. Members of the Historical Society’s youth group, the Teen Time Travelers, will assist and serve the refreshments. The cost for the afternoon tea is $25 with proceeds to benefit Shelton Historical Society and its programs. Reservations for the tea must be received by Sept. 7 and may be made by sending a check to Shelton Historical Society, P.O. Box 2155, Shelton, CT 06484. Mark “tea party” in the memo line.

Shelton History Center, owned and operated by Shelton Historical Society, is located at 70 Ripton Rd. and consists of six historic structures. Late last year, the Brownson House, built circa 1822, suffered severe water damage during a storm as its roof was under repair. The Society has been working to repair and restore the house this year and all proceeds from the tea will be directed toward that cause.

For additional information including directions, call (203) 925-1803, visit or see Shelton History Center’s Facebook page.