The DBE Barrington Court Chapter cordially invites you to our spring fundraiser, “A Taste of Downton Abbey Tea”. The event features a talk by Historian Michael J. Harkins, President of the Barrington History Museum, entitled “Five Faces of Victoria: Jubilee Queen”. A silent auction and raffle tickets will also be available, featuring donations from local businesses.
“The significance of Queen Victoria during the 19th century period of English history was one of reform and significant advances in education and voting, increased wages and standard of living — it was a tremendous period in English history.” Michael J. Harkins
The event begins at 1 p.m. at The Garlands of Barrington, located at 1000 Garlands Lane, Barrington, IL 60010. Proceeds benefit the Cantata Adult Life Service in Brookfield, IL, with a portion donated to the Barrington History Museum. Tickets are $40 per person, and reservations are requested May 26th.
Contact Jackie at 847-277-7153 or Sally at 847-381-0288. Our e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Afternoon Tea menu includes:
Assortment of Scones
Jams, clotted cream and lemon curd
Selection of Finger Sandwiches:
Asparagus Wrapped in Roast Beef
Turkey Salad with Grapes on Croissant
Egg Salad on White Bread
Chicken Salad on Wheat Bread
Smoked Salmon on Pumpernickel
Assorted Truffles and Petit Fours
Variety of Teas
Think you know your British history? See if you can guess who is described by this quotation:
“He was clever but sent class against class and never tried to keep up the honour and prestige of Great Britain.”
The answer will be revealed during the talk.