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Eastchester Historical Society hosts Victorian-Style Tea Party

The high tea event was part of Eastchester's 350th Anniversary Celebration.

From left, Anne Hutchinson-Bronxville Chapter DAR Member Virginia Kathryn Hefti; Loretta Dalton; Margaret Colavita and Eastchester Historical Society President Annemarie Flannery. Photo credit: Green Knolls Historical Society & Garden Club
From left, Anne Hutchinson-Bronxville Chapter DAR Member Virginia Kathryn Hefti; Loretta Dalton; Margaret Colavita and Eastchester Historical Society President Annemarie Flannery. Photo credit: Green Knolls Historical Society & Garden Club
Written by Susan Kathryn Hefti

Adding its unique imprimatur to the town's 350th Anniversary Celebration, the Eastchester Historical Society hosted a Victorian-style Tea Party at its headquarters, the historic 1835 Marble Schoolhouse on June 28th. 


Built from Tuckahoe Marble - a name that refers geologically to a dolomite mineral vein - the Greek Revival-style schoolhouse was moved to its current location on California Road in 1869. In addition to the schoolhouse, Tuckahoe Marble was used to construct many historic monuments and public buildings throughout the 19th and 20th centuries including Federal Hall in lower Manhattan and the New York Public Library.  


Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2005, the Marble Schoolhouse achieved local landmark status in 1994.


With the town's vaunted history on display in and about the charming one-room schoolhouse, party guests enjoyed traditional tea fare -  including a variety of fingers sandwiches; cookies, cakes; tea and pink lemonade - while being treated to a primer on the historic origins of Afternoon Tea


For more information about the Town of Eastchester’s 350th Anniversary, please visit www.eastchester350.org.

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