2022 Tea & Talk Series: Tea Cards On Sale NOW!!!
April 14 @ 2:00 pm - September 8 @ 4:00 pm$85.00 – $220.00
2022 FULL Tea Card – WCHS Member $170 | Non-member $220
2022 HALF Tea Card – WCHS Member $85 | Non-member $110
Tea Prices without Card – WCHS Member $18 | Non-Member $23
*If you have a coupon for the 2022 Tea Series, please call the Museum to purchase your Tea Card*
ADVANCED RESERVATIONS NECESSARY even with a Tea Card: 419-352-0967
Payment is due at the time of reservation.
Tea tickets are non-refundable, but can be transferred to another open tea if request is made the FRIDAY BEFORE THE EVENT. Any cancellation after that date is not transferable to a future tea; this includes Tea Card holders.
When making reservations, please indicate tea card and list people in group/seating preference.
Handicap accessible. Groups Welcome.
2022 TEA SERIES
*All events are at the Wood County Museum*
Thursday, April 14 • 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Spousal Roles in American Life
See how marriages and American home life have been changed by the Industrial Revolution, The Great Depression, electricity, World Wars, increased education, and the Internet.
Speaker: Alyssa Garland, Wood County Park District – Carter Historic Farm
Thursday, May 12 • 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Steaks & Cakes: Wedding Food Traditions
The highlight of any wedding (at least for this speaker) is the cake! Follow the change in wedding food traditions from the wedding breakfast at the home of the bride in the mid-19th century, to the all-night receptions crowned by an elaborate fondant-covered confection at some weddings today.
Speaker: Corinne Gordon, Wood County Park District – Carter Historic Farm
Thursday, June 9 • 2:00 – 4:00 PM
PRIDE (& Prejudice) in Weddings
It’s PRIDE month; “what’s the tea” on ‘same-sex’ marriage? This presentation will briefly highlight the history of lesbian and gay marriage rights and will honor LGBTQ wedding stories & celebrations.
Speaker: Katie Stygles, BGSU Multicultural Affairs
Thursday, July 14 • 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Progressive Era Woman Writers
Hawthorne infamously dubbed Progressive Era writers like Kate Chopin and Charlotte Perkins Gilman a “damned mob of scribbling women.” This talk will explore the parallel between literature, history, shifting gender roles, and the widespread social and political change of the time period that drastically transformed the public and private lives of women.
Speaker: Melanie Dusseau-Ray, Northwest State Community College
Thursday, August 11 • 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Asian American Weddings: Adaptation Not Literal Translation
Hollywood may make it seems like Asian American weddings are fully steeped in centuries old Asian traditions. The truth is, no matter how representative Asian Americans want to be of their culture they will have to adapt to meet the needs of today’s American weddings.
Speaker: Trinidad Linares, BGSU Music Lib. & Bill Schurk Sound Archives
Thursday, September 8 • 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Here Comes the Bride: Wedding Music
This talk will examine various types of weddings and venues and how music has adapted to accommodate them. Musical examples will be presented along with this discussion.
Speaker: Patty Falk, BGSU Music Library & Bill Schurk Sound Archives
Thursday, October 13 • 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Marriage: For Better or Worse?
From love, cherish, and honor – to obedience, fear, and isolation. Join us as we explore the hidden and silenced stories of domestic abuse.
Speaker: Kathy Mull, The Cocoon
Thursday, November 10 • 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Let’s Talk about Sex
This presentation will offer examples of emerging scientific research on couples viewing their sexual bonds as sacred with intimate dialogue about religion and spirituality. Our speaker will discuss the impact, for better or worse, on relationships and personal well-being.
Speaker: Annette Mahoney, BGSU Department of Psychology
Thursday, December 1 • 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Wedding Dress Trends
Who made the white wedding dress fashionable?
Popular wedding dress looks from the early 1800s through the 1950s.
Speaker: Alexandra Hutchings, The Vintage Sewing Bird
Thursday, December 8 • 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Jane Austen on Relationships
English novelist Jane Austen never married, but love, courtship, and matrimony were central themes to her early 19th century works. Our speaker will reveal clues to Austen’s own views on romantic relationships through highlights of the author’s characters and witty plot lines.
Speaker: Christie Weininger, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums