In honor of Mother’s Day, Author Margaret Pickett brings Eliza Lucas Pinckney to life through costume and story. Learn about this fascinating and strong woman. Hear about how Eliza would have experienced tea in colonial times and how the traditions changed over time.
For extra fun, you are encouraged to wear a favorite hat or a Sunday-special frock! Soak up the history while enjoying a variety of imported teas along with tea sandwiches, macarons, scones, and other treats.
Peggy Pickett is a graduate of the University of Maryland and a former teacher who spent 20 years working in museum education in Virginia’s historic triangle—Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown. In 1999 she became an independent Living History Interpreter researching and developing documented programs based on the lives of prominent 17th and 18th century Virginia women. Since moving to Bluffton in 2010, she has added two 18th century South Carolinians to her repertoire. She is also the author of Eliza Lucas Pinckney Colonial Plantation Manger and Mother of American Patriots 1722-1793 and the co-author of The European Struggle to Settle North American Colonizing Attempts by England, France and Spain 1521-1608.
On February 22 at 1:30 p.m., Dr. Stephanie Mitchem will give a presentation entitled “Honoring the Work,” which is inspired by the subjects of Green’s art. Click here to purchase your ticket.
Purchases are non-refundable.
Eliza’s Tea Parlor takes place on Saturday, May 11 at 2:00 p.m. Click here to RSVP.