The Victorian Tea is being held this year at the Lockwood Mathews Mansion on November 12 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. A highlight of this event is the formal traditional English tea for tea lovers, history buffs, and anyone looking to escape everyday life surrounded by the timeless splendor of this iconic National Historic Landmark. Tickets are $35 for members and $45 for non-members and are available online.
In addition to the formal tea, the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will feature a talk and book signing by Esther Crain, author of The Gilded Age in New York, 1870-1910. Published in 2016, this fascinating account of the Gilded Age in New York City takes a broad look at the political and social changes during one of the most transformative eras in the city’s history.
Ms. Crain is also the founder and editor of the very popular and well-reviewed website, Ephemeral New York, which chronicles the city’s past. Ephemeral New York has been featured in numerous publications including the New York Times, New York Daily News, and New York Post. Ms. Crain regularly works with historical groups and non-profit organizations to give talks and walking tours that explore the hidden remains and forgotten pockets of New York City.