2014-11-14 / Front Page

Brick Store Museum to host 11th annual Holiday Tea

Joining the season’s Christmas Prelude activities in the Kennebunks, the Brick Store Museum is offering its 11th annual Holiday Tea on Sunday, Dec. 14, from 3 to 5 p.m.

The tea will be held at the 1850 Greek Revival Dr. Edward Morton House on Summer Street.

Guests of all ages are invited to a holiday tea while learning a bit about tea, etiquette customs and the history of the Greek Revival-style home.

To accompany hot tea, Kitchen Chicks Catering will serve assorted tea sandwiches and sweet treats. Guests are invited to visit rooms on both the first and second floors, participate in a calling-card etiquette program, and enjoy the tastes, sights, and sounds of the holiday season.

Advance reservations are required by Dec. 6. To register, call the museum at 985-4802 or visit www.brickstoremuseum.org. Children younger than 4 are admitted free. Participants receive a confirmation card and directions to the home upon registration.

The multigenerational holiday event provides a look inside a restored Greek Revival home.

The home was once owned by prominent Kennebunk physician Dr. Edward Morton, who was doctor to many of the most notable individuals of the day. His mother-in-law, Sarah Sayward Barrell Keating Wood, also lived there later in her life. She was Maine’s first female novelist.

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