Enjoy Tea with Mrs. Francis Moseley Land – March 1

Monday, February 09, 2015

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Virginia Beach History Museums will present an afternoon of 19th-century-style entertainment. Anne Gardner Land, wife of Francis Moseley Land, will host an afternoon tea on Sunday, March 1, at 2 p.m. at the Francis Land House, 3131 Virginia Beach Blvd.

 

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 will be on sale for $15 each beginning Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Francis Land House. Calling cards were an important part of the etiquette of social visits through the early 20th century.

 

About the Virginia Beach History Museums:

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

 

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