July 5, 2011

Traditional tea celebrates Carrolls’ 211th anniversary

It’s not often you get invited to a 211th wedding anniversary celebration—or get to experience the life of one of Early America’s wealthiest and most socially prominent families. But both are possible on Sunday, July 17, on the Homewood campus.

From 1 to 4 p.m., Homewood Museum, the former country house of Charles Carroll Jr. and Harriet Chew Carroll, will be hosting a traditional afternoon tea that celebrates the couple’s marriage in 1800. Seatings are at 1 and 3 p.m., with optional house tours beforehand.

Guests will learn about the Carrolls’ lives and lifestyle as they dine in the elegant reception hall, designed to be one of the coolest rooms in the house during the summer months. Classic finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, seasonal fruits and pastries will accompany a selection of fine black and fruit teas and a celebratory Champagne toast.

Tickets are $28, $23 members, by prepaid reservation, made by calling 410-516-5589.