Learn The History Of The Afternoon Tea Social In America

CRANBURY—Stacy F. Roth, author and history interpreter, will entertain with a costumed presentation of tea lore, history, songs, poetry, living history display and demonstration on Saturday, April 24, from 3:30-5 p.m. at the “Afternoon Tea Social,” at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 90 South Main Street, Cranbury.

Roth is a popular speaker with the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and holds a BA in History from Kean College of NJ, an MA in American Civilization from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MLS from Rutgers. Stacy is also the author of “Past Into Present: Effective Techniques for First-Person Historical Interpretation.” She is known for her creation of intimate programs that combine storytelling, music, and period artifacts.


Her program on April 24, entitled “Revolutionary Tea” will address such questions as, “Why was tea so important in the lives of 18th century people that fashion-conscious families posed for portraits with their tea sets? Did Great Britain lose her American Colonies over “the cup that cheers?”

This fundraising event includes traditional afternoon tea refreshments of teas, scones, pastries, and tea sandwiches. “Bring a friend,” says Michelle Black, chairperson of the event.

Tickets are $25 payable to St. David’s Episcopal Church. For more information, call 1-609-655-4731 or e-mail office@stdavidscranbury.com.

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