A Little Tea With Some History

Hearts & Homes Historic Teas combine a delicious 3-course lunch with a program of readings from the historic pages of the women’s section of Wallaces’ Farmer magazine. The program is held at the Wallace House, in the same rooms where Nancy Wallace edited her Hearts & Homes column from 1895 to 1909. Nancy’s column provided sound advice and thought-provoking commentary still useful today.

Scheduled throughout the year, teas are open to the general public by reservation.  Some of the recipes on our menus are from the pages of the Hearts & Homes column and nearly all the fruits and vegetables are grown at the Wallace Farm. Other ingredients are locally sourced whenever possible. Please let us know about dietary restrictions and accessibility needs in advance.

Safety Practices: Please do not attend if you are feeling sick or have COVID symptoms: temperature, cough, body aches, sore throat, shortness of breath, etc. We will monitor changing conditions and may need to adjust protocols thru the season.

Because our class and event experiences are planned on pre-registrations, fees are non-refundable if cancellation received less than 10 days before the event date. Refunds for reservations made by credit card will reflect a deduction of the transaction fees. Registrants are always welcome to send someone in their place if unable to attend.

Customized just for you

Tell us a little bit about your group and we’ll customize our program to fit your interests. Private historic tea programs begin at 11:30 am, unless the group specifies otherwise. Call 515.243.7063 for more information or email Chef Katie. Please let us know about dietary restrictions and accessibility needs in advance.

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