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A VICTORY GARDEN TEA

May
13
The honor of your presence is requested at 
VICTORY GARDEN POSTERA VICTORY GARDEN TEA
Saturday, May 13, 2017
2:30 p.m.
in the elegant Victorian Parlor of the
John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion
219 South Front Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Tickets: $25 per person
Menu
Poppy Seed Scones
Army Chicken Salad Spinach Sandwiches
Marine Corps Ham Salad Sandwiches
Flanders Field Cucumber Sarnies
40&8 Fruit Salver
Doughboy Desserts
Specialty Teas from the Celtic Shop of New Cumberland
Program
LEST WE FORGETa
Esther Klinger, physician assistant and member of the Snyder County Historical Society, will present “Victory Gardens: Service at Home and Abroad,” a national World War I-era program encouraging Americans to contribute to the war effort by planting, fertilizing, harvesting and storing their own fruits and vegetables so that more food could be exported to our allies in Europe. The Victory Garden Tea room will feature a display of home-canned food, canning methods, supplies and descriptive booklets.

Each guest will  receive a card with the poem “In Flanders Field,” along with the story of the woman responsible for the memorable ‘wearing of the poppy’ that honors veterans even today.   A beautiful handmade poppy keepsake pin will be given to each guest to remember the event.

The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Dauphin County will exhibit vegetables and offer planting advice.  There will also be information on container gardening with herbs and how herbs benefit vegetables.

The Dauphin and Cumberland Herb Society will present a display of Lewis and Clark Herbs, collected in 1806 by the famous explorers on their journey westward and showcase miniature gardens and terrariums.

Tickets are $25 per person.

Make your reservation in advance at the Historical Society’s office or by calling (717) 233-3462. Credit cards are accepted. Early reservations are encouraged as seating is limited. Free parking in lots adjacent to the mansion.

The Tea is offered in conjunction with our new exhibit “Uncle Sam Calls: Dauphin County in World War I,” which runs through December 22. Admission to the exhibit is free with your tea reservations! 

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