(Peterboro, NY – March 2013Childrens TEa) The In the Kitchen Committee at the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark in Peterboro is offering a tea for children 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Smithfield Community Center, 5255 Pleasant Valley Road, Peterboro.

The In the Kitchen Committee hosts the annual bloomer tea in September, and this year provides a special experience for children ages 3 to 15 who are accompanied by an adult for the event. Children’s activities will include fun history games with prizes and take-home crafts. Hosts will be dressed in costumes of different eras with guests encouraged to dress in their “Sunday best.”

Light refreshments will include tea sandwiches and desserts served on china, with tea and lemonade served in real tea cups. Reservations by March 20 may be made online by visiting inthekitchentea.com or by mailing checks to Smithfield Community Association, P.O. Box 72, Peterboro, N.Y. 13134.

Admission is $25 per child-adult ticket and $10 per additional guest.

For further information please email info@inthekitchentea.com or call 315-546-5583

The In the Kitchen Tea is an annual fundraising event for the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark to celebrate women’s history. Elizabeth Smith Miller was well-known for her hospitality and often opened her home to raise money for the suffrage campaign. Her home also became a place of rest and rejuvenation for the movers and shakers of the women’s movement.

The committee will host the annual In the Kitchen Tea in Peterboro Sunday, Sept. 22, to celebrate Miller’s birthday, the designer of the women’s trouser outfit later to be called a “bloomer.” For more information, email info@www.inthekichentea.com, call 315.546.5583 or visit www.gerritsmith.org.

By martha

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