Spotlight Series Exhibit: A Moment of Tranquili -- TEA
A Moment of Tranquili -- TEA
TEAPOTS OF THE 19TH CENTURY FROM OUR PERMANENT COLLECTION
On exhibit in our History in the Hall Display Cases thru July 28, 2018
While America's English roots assured tea would be a popular drink in Colonial America, tea--and the taxes levied on it--became a major source of friction between America and England, eventually leading to the Boston Tea Party in 1773. Drinking tea in America became unpatriotic, and tea consumption plummeted.
While coffee remains more popular than tea in the United States today, the relaxation and jovial sociability afforded by a tea was never fully abandoned. Hosting a proper tea was no doubt a source of pride for any lady of a certain class in the Victorian era.
The Suffolk County Historical Society has over a hundred teapots in our collection, and we are proud to present in this exhibit the finest examples for your enjoyment.
Gallery Hours: Weds. - Sat., 10:00 am - 4:30 pm.
SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
300 West Main St. Riverhead, NY 11901