Marshall Public Library: Tea and Comfort, A Civil War Gathering for Women

  • 12 Sep 2013
  • 6:30 PM
  • Marshall Public Library
“Tea and Comfort: A Civil War Era Gathering for Women”

A program called, “Tea and Comfort:  A Civil War Era Gathering for Women,” is being held at Marshall Public Library on Thursday, September 12, 2013, beginning at 6:30 in the evening for the public.  Clark County Antique Study Club is providing light refreshments and an informative historical program in honor of the local men who fought in the Civil War and the women who struggled at home.

Participants will learn about the history of tea and how it was served.  Here about what refreshments women offered their guests.  Listen to first-hand accounts of the struggles endured by wives and widows.

Please bring a cup and saucer for your tea.  Era dress is optional but encouraged. This program is for adults only. 

Registration is required as space is limited.  Please call the library at 217-826-2535 or email by September 9th if you plan to attend.  The library is handicapped accessible and an equal opportunity provider. Kindly allow 48 hours’ notice for special arrangements.

While in the library, also see traveling exhibition, “Experiences of the Illinois Civil War Soldier:  Reflection through Art and Artifacts", on display September 9-30.  This exhibition is on loan from Tarble Arts Center and Eastern Illinois University.  Accompanying the traveling exhibit will be a local Civil War display, courtesy of Clark County Historical Society. Please call the library for more information.

Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Closed Sundays and major holidays.

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