Ramona Pioneer Historical Society will present its fourth annual Victorian High Tea, March 13, in the 1886 Verlaque House on the grounds of the Guy B. Woodward Museum on Saturday, March 13.
Two settings are planned: at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The tea will help celebrate Women’s History Month.
The parlor of the French Provincial adobe Verlaque house at 645 Main St. is fully furnished in period antiques. Tables will be set with appropriate linens and china with ample servings of tea and finger sandwiches, cookies and other tasty treats.
The cost of $30 includes a docent tour of the museum and grounds, including the Millinery Shoppe and the one-room schoolhouse. Kenneth Woodward, museum director, will lead the tours. Also offered is an opportunity to win a basket of goodies worth over $125 with items for women to pamper themselves, including six embroidered napkins, six napkin rings, body lotion, scented bath salts, scented candles, candle sticks, a candle lamp and more.
During the Victorian Era, teas were women’s way of sharing friendships. The tea is an opportunity to dress up and wear a hat and gloves, but it is not a requirement.
Regal waiters will include Ron Peterka, Don Bartick and Jim Hurlburt. Helping plan the event are Charlotte Hunsberger, Arline Bartick, Lila Peterka, Judy Nachazel, Ann Mundt, Carol Grenier, Alice Funk, Bonnie Bowe and Carol Hahn.
Because of limited seating, reservations are required for this popular event. For tickets or more information, call the museum at 760-789-7644.