Enjoy Tea with Mrs. Francis Moseley Land

Friday, March 14, 2014

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Virginia Beach Historic Houses present an afternoon of 19th-century-style entertainment. Anne Gardner Land, wife of Francis Moseley Land, will host an afternoon tea on Saturday, March 29, at 2 p.m. at the Francis Land House.

Guests will journey back to the year 1813 to learn about etiquette, tea service, table setting, foods of the era, and women’s lives. Tour the Francis Land House and enjoy traditional foods, tea and conversation with Mrs. Land in the cellar.

A limited number of calling card-style tickets are on sale at the Francis Land House for $15 each. Calling cards were an important part of the etiquette of social visits through the early 20th century. 

The Francis Land House was built circa 1805 and served as the residence of Francis Moseley Land, a wealthy and prominent plantation owner in Princess Anne County.  The Francis Land House is located at 3131 Virginia Beach Blvd. in Virginia Beach. Call 385-5100 or 460-7109 for information or visit www.museumsvb.org.

The Virginia Beach Historic Houses include the Francis Land House, Adam Thoroughgood House, and Lynnhaven House. Along with the Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum, the historic houses are owned and operated by the City of Virginia Beach Department of Museums. The Department of Museums provides stewardship of the City’s historic resources as well as programs to educate the community about local history.

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