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Victorian Tea Highlights!

In 1848, the year Jacob Sloat built Harmony Hall, five women met at Jane Hunt’s house in Waterloo, New York for afternoon tea. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Martha C. Wright, Maryann McClintock, and Jane Hunt changed the course of Women’s History.

We may not have made history on Saturday, May 13th, however, the engagement and conversations were reminiscent of days gone. Harmony Hall’s South Salon was filled with chat and good times. Fine China and silver place settings on lace-covered tables showed off the mansion’s Victorian style. The menu of biscuits, scones, lemon curd, jams, finger sandwiches, quiche, fine desserts, and of course teas was enjoyed by all. The quiche was the hit of the afternoon's Victorian tea, and we are happy to share the recipe here.

The food was donated by members of Board of Trustees so event income can be allocated to the “Not Just a Front Porch” campaign. It’s Harmony Hall’s 175th Anniversary. The front porch is in dire need of restoration to bring the house to its 1848 beauty. Please attend our future events to support our restoration work. Donations can be made at our website

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