Museum hosts Victorian Tea

EVART — It was Victorian teatime again at the Evart Museum and more than 50 people showed up to enjoy the event on a sunny Sunday afternoon, June 13.

Tables were scattered throughout the museum, decorated with lovely cloths and floral displays.

Guests mingled as they gathered at tables with friends or wherever they could find a spare seat and, perhaps, make some new friends.

In addition to tea, there were crumpets, watercress sandwiches, honey butter and homemade jam, along with clotted cream and lemon curd, in keeping with a real taste of the Victorian era.

The Evart Historical Society hosted the third annual event. Guests were able to tour the museum and see some of the new — and very old — displays. The theme was “Rediscovering the Evart Museum”.

Many guests and Society members wore appropriate costumes for the occasion.

They were kept busy early on having the guests register. At times, a long line stretched from inside the library out to the sidewalk, then wound its way a bit down the street. At one point, head registrar Joyce Jones called for reinforcements to speed up the process.

Historical Society members provided items to go along with tea, and it was noted that non-members Foster’s Grocery donated the “... tea itself and the accompanying perishables,” and Lilas VanScoyoc made the raspberry jam.

Rhoda Proper was tea committee chair.