Teatime in Shelton

The Second Annual Autumn Tea, complete with fancy hats, scones, sweets, and surprises, will be hosted on Saturday, September 17, by the Shelton Historical Society. It will be held at the Huntington Congregational Church, 19 Church St. from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

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A highlight of this event will be the unique table settings and centerpieces created by members and friends of the Society. 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 September 7th and may be made by sending a check to Shelton Historical Society, P.O. Box 2155, Shelton, CT 06484. Please mark “tea party” in the memo line.

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About the Shelton Historical Society

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. Other structures include the Wilson Barn, built in the 1860’s, which holds an exhibit on the development of Shelton; the Trap Fall School, a one-room school built in 1872; and three outbuildings. The mission of the Historical Society is to “preserve elements of the community’s history in order to create connections between Shelton’s past, present, and future generations through education, maintaining a museum with its collections, and providing a voice in the community regarding matters of historical significance.” For additional information including directions, please call (203) 925-1803, visit www.sheltonhistoricalsociety.org or see Shelton History Center’s Facebook page.

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