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Space is available for small group events in Shoemaker House, our welcome center. E-mail for information at hanbyhouse@yahoo.com

 

Listed below are special events planned for Hanby House

 

Hanby House Teas:

tea table Lincoln in garden Lincoln at tea

 

"Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervouse sensibilities...will always be the favoured beverage of the intellectual." Thomas de Quincey, English author (1795-1859)

 

Hanby House offers teas to the intellectual..and the coarse!

Teas begin with a presentation on the history of tea and instruction in proper tea etiquette for the Victorian lady and gentleman. Guests are then invited to serve themselves from our tea buffet of savory, sweet, dessert and chocolate foods. Costumed hostesses will serve tea at each table. Following the buffet is a brief program of historical interest. Hanby House is then open for a tour.

All teas are scheduled on Saturdays from 10AM to 12PM. Cost is $20 ($18 for Ohio History Connection Members) per person. No refunds after the Saturday before the scheduled tea. Teas are not recommended for Children. Reservations will be taken starting Feb. 1, 2018. To make reservations for any of the teas call 614 891-6289.

August 11, 2018 Taking Tea with President Lincoln SOLD OUT. You can still get on a Wait List. If anyone cancels you may get that seat.

Why do some tea cups have no handles?   How does placement on one’s tea spoon indicate no refill is wanted?  What did America contribute to the world of tea enjoyment? Learn the answers to these questions and more before indulging in some finger foods (including chocolate!) on the tea buffet.  Then President Lincoln (as portrayed by Robert Brugler) will share about life in the White House.

October 13, 2018 Taking Tea with Harriet Tubman SOLD OUT. You can still get on a Wait List. If anyone cancels you may get that seat.

Tea history and etiquette are served to guests before being served our special Ann Hanby Rose Tea.  Indulge in tea sandwiches and chocolates while chatting with other guests.  Then Dr. Annette Jefferson brings the diminutive Harriet Tubman of the Underground Railroad to life.  Be an eye witness at the dedication opening of her home for Colored elderly.  Hear why she was “Moses” to slaves, “General Tubman” to John Brown and reviled by slaveholders seeking her capture.  Learn of Tubman’s Civil War service as Union scout, nurse and spy.  Experience Tubman’s courageous exploits, the bittersweet victories and final battles of one woman who gave so much to so many.

December 1, 2018 Taking Tea with Clement Clark Moore

A VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS
    “Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
                                   Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;”…

There are no lines in American literature that immediately evoke all the innocence of childhood than these. Written some 196 years ago by an eminent theologian and oriental scholar, come by and hear the inspiration behind Clement Clark Moore’s beloved poem. Moore will be portrayed by Ron St. Pierre.  Guests will also hear the story of Ben Hanby’s Christmas song “Santa Claus,” known today as “Up on the Housetop.”  Tea buffet is served in addition to the interesting stories of the origins of two holiday classics.

 

 

Other Popular Events:

November 17, 2018 Picture an Old Fashioned Christmas RSVP after Oct. 1

December 4, 2018 7PM-9PM Christmas Open House Live reindeer!*

December 8, 2018 10AM-4PM Christmas Open House*

 

*Schedule of live music in the parlor will be provided once performers are finalized!