On Saturday, March 18, the Kenilworth Historical Society will present “tea-i, tea-i o”… “Tea at Benedict Farm,” a delightful girls’ Tea and program to be held inside the historic Oswald J. Nitschke House (c. 1880), 49 South 21st Street in Kenilworth, N.J.
The enlightening, entertaining event, which is being held in honor of Women’s History Month, is geared toward 6- to 9-year-old girls. It will begin at 11 a.m. and include an interactive tour of the Nitschke House, one of Kenilworth’s original farmhouses located on land owned by J. Lawrence Benedict in the 1800s, when the area was a farming community.
The tour will provide a glimpse of everyday life on a late 19th-century farm and will feature a reading of the children’s book Miss Spider’s Tea Party by David Kirk. Participants will then enjoy assorted tea sandwiches, desserts and other refreshments. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Admission is $25 for a child and her accompanying adult and $10 for an additional child. Advance reservations (by March 10) are requested, as seating is limited. For reservations/tickets, please call 908-709-0434 or 908-709-0391.
Proceeds from the March 18 “Tea at Benedict Farm” will benefit the Kenilworth Historical Society’s Oswald J. Nitschke House (c. 1880) “living history” museum and cultural arts center by helping defray the cost of an elevator that makes all levels of the newly restored and furnished site fully accessible to everyone.
The Kenilworth Historical Society is an independent volunteer-based , non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to the research, preservation and interpretation of the Oswald J. Nitschke House, local history and culture.