WAPAKONETA — The Auglaize County Historical Society will host afternoon tea from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at First United Methodist Church, Wapakoneta.
Tickets are $20 and available at ImageMasters, Casa Chic or the Historical Society at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-738-9328.
Attendees will enjoy a variety of sweet and savory delights, as well as an assortment of teas.An expert will guide those present in the protocol associated with a traditional afternoon tea. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite tea party attire, including hats. Organizers have also arranged opportunities for period photographs.
The event is being held in conjunction with the Downton Abbey movie, which premiered on September 20, and which grossed more than $31 million in its opening weekend. The film, based upon the successful PBS television series, follows the excitement at Downton Abbey that ensues after the Royal Family announces an upcoming visit.
States Historical Society administrator Rachel Barber, “We know that many local residents are big fans of the television series and have anxiously awaited the movie. We wanted to provide a taste of British nobility right here in Auglaize County.”
The event is being steered by Historical Society volunteers Cindy Colaprete, Shirley James, and Charlene Trout. Colaprete even contacted the production company for Downton Abbey, securing official posters and other mementos of the film that will serve as door prizes at the October 26th tea.