Victorian Tea at the Historic Courthouse

Victorian Tea

Saturday, April 1
Washington County Historic Courthouse
12 - 2 p.m.

Sip & savor a multi-course tea and 5-course lunch catered by Scheels Catering followed by a program in the beautifully decorated historic courtroom.

Enjoy a presentation by Dr. Kristin Mapel Bloomberg titled “Woman Suffrage and Women’s Rights: A Minnesota and Midwest Perspective”.  Minnesota and its surrounding states were instrumental to forming successful activists and  suffragists who impacted the early American women's rights movement. These women represented many communities - Yankee, ethnic immigrant, Black, and Indigenous - and their work was foundational to the Nineteenth Amendment's larger unfinished project of women's civic engagement. Who were they, and what was their impact? And how can their stories inspire us today?

Music will also be provided by The New Pearl Buttons. The New Pearl Buttons perform American music of the mid to late 19th century (circa 1845-1900). The ensemble includes mandolin, singers, flute and piano and often plays historic sites in Wisconsin and Minnesota. The band has teamed up with author-illustrator team Dave Geister and Pat Bauer to present educational readings and programs to audiences of all ages, based on their new book B Is For Battle Cry: A Civil War Alphabet

The cost is $50 per person, register online. All proceeds benefit the Historic Courthouse Restoration Fund. Enjoy a scrumptious tea while helping to preserve this historical landmark! 


1st Course

Victorian Salad

Mixed Greens, Red Onion, Cucumber, Tomato, Dried Cranberries, with Vinaigrette Drizzle

2nd Course

Scone and Clotted Cream

3rd Course

Ham Salad Mini Croissant

4th Course

Tea Sandwiches

Radish & Cucumber Tea Sandwich w/ cream cheese spread on Naan Bread

Homemade Cream Puff Filled with Chicken Salad

Turkey, Pesto, Leaf Lettuce, Mozzarella Cheese, Tomato On Focaccia Triangle w/ Speared Garnish 

5th Course

Almond Cookie Bars

Strawberry Crumble Bar 

Key Lime Mousse Graham Cracker Crumble in a Mini Shot Glass

Tea Selection

Lady Grey

Earl Grey Tea

Watermelon Bliss 

(Served Cold)

White Tea 

Cherry Pomegranate 

Herbal Tea