Victorian tea with a twist

WYANDOTTE — The Museums and Historical Society play host to the annual Mad Hatter Tea Party Aug. 16 at the Ford-MacNichol home, 2610 Biddle Ave.
The party will feature tea, freshly baked scones, sandwiches and other treats in a Victorian setting with a twist, according to museum staff.
The “fun and frivolity” of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, “Alice in Wonderland,” will play out with a visit from Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and the Cheshire Cat, said Jody Chansuolme, director of museums and cultural affairs.
New this year, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum will join the tea party and entertain guests as they take tea on the porch and tented lawn of the Ford-MacNichol home.
After tea, attendees can have a souvenir picture taken with Alice and her friends as a token of the day.
Additionally, the Marx Home, 2630 Biddle Ave., will feature an exhibit of art work by the local artists of the Acanthus Art Society and various tea themed items will be for sale.
Tickets are required for the tea and sell out quickly, according to Chansuolme; proceeds benefit the Oakwood Cemetery for its maintenance and restoration.
Three seating times are available: noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children younger than 13.
For event and ticket information call (734) 324-7297 or go to the museums’ Web site at www.wyandottemuseums.org.

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