Sat, Dec 16|
The Holladay House
Boston Tea Party Sestercentennial Talk & Tea
Celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party at the Holladay House with a history lecture, tastings of the tea, and mince pie.
Time & Location
Dec 16, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
The Holladay House, 155 W Main St, Orange, VA 22960, USA
About the event
Celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party at the Holladay House with a history lecture, tastings of the teas involved, and a mini mince pie!
* Why England was taxing tea delivered to the colonies.
* What teas were thrown into Boston Harbor, and what they taste like.
* Why only Boston's fall 1773 tea shipment got dumped, and not the tea that went to New York, Philadelphia, and Charleston.
* How the Boston Tea Party contributed to Canada remaining attached to England instead of pursuing independence with the thirteen colonies.
* How the tea trade continued to impact East-West relations, even today.
Before or after the event, be sure to visit the James Madison Museum of Orange County Heritage across the street to see their collection of 18th century artifacts, including an 18th century tea chest: https://www.thejamesmadisonmuseum.net/
Lecture, tea, mince pie
Enjoy: *** The lecture on the Boston Tea Party and its context *** Tastings of four of the teas tossed into Boston Harbor *** A mini mince pie, reminiscent of a colonial tea time snack