Manchester, CT The historic Charles Cheney Mansion at 131 Hartford Road in Manchester will be the site of a Victorian Tea and Tour on Saturday, May 13 from noon to 4PM to benefit the Sculpture Project.
The Tea will offer attendees the opportunity to step back in time to experience the tradition of a Victorian afternoon tea. Sip tea from fine china and enjoy savory and sweet treats while conversing with friends amidst elegant surroundings.
There will be live music and a small bazaar featuring handmade gift items by local artists Ellen Dougan, Stephen Sottile and Robin Simpson Ė perfect for Motherís Day.
Manchester historian, Susan Barlow, will offer a tour of the mansion where you will learn about the Charles Cheney family and the historic context within which they lived their lives.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about a new public art project to create and place three life size bronze sculptures of notable Manchester citizens who have made significant contributions to our community. The first sculpture to be commissioned is that of Joe McCluskey, widely regarded as Manchesterís greatest athlete.
Tickets are $40 per person, $20 of which is tax deductible. To purchase tickets please contact Laura Reichelt at 860 558-1957 or 877 499-1233. Seating is available between noon and 4PM on a continuous basis. Seating is limited so advance ticket purchase is required.
The Sculpture Project is a public art project that celebrates notable Manchester residents who have made significant contributions to our community. Initial honorees will be: Olympic medalist and four-time Road Race winner, Joe McCluskey; educator and innovator, Elisabeth Bennet, namesake of Bennet Academy; Newberry medalist and notable author of childrenís books, Emily Cheney Neville. Life size bronze sculptures will immortalize each of these individuals in locations around Manchester. For more info go to www.manchesterhistory.org
Location: Cheney Masnsion 131 Hartford Road
URL: http://www.manchesterhistory.org
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm EDT
Duration: 4 hours
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: csiccalendar
Updated: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 11:44am EDT