Spring Tea at Grinter Place State Historic Site
14 Apr 2012 - 12:00
KANSAS CITY, KS—The Kansas Historical Society announced that Grinter Place State Historic Site will offer visitors the experience of a traditional tea Saturday, April 14. Three sessions are available, 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m., with a limit of 25 people per session. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door and include a tour of Grinter Place, refreshments, and entertainment. Grinter Place is located at 1420 S 78th Street, Kansas City. For more information call 913-299-0373 or visit kshs.org.
Visitors will be served cucumber sandwiches, butter cookies, scones with local jams and jellies, fresh fruit, tea, coffee, and water. The Grinter house will be decorated in Victorian style and visitors can enjoy classical music. Participants will also receive a small gift to take home. In keeping with the sophisticated elegance of this event, visitors are asked to dress appropriately for the occasion.
About the site: Grinter Place State Historic Site is one of 16 state historic sites operated by the Kansas Historical Society. Grinter Place is the oldest home in Wyandotte County and a step back to the days of frontier life along the Kansas and Missouri border. Overlooking the historic Delaware Crossing on the Kansas River, Grinter Place was the home to Annie and Moses Grinter. Annie, a Lenape (Delaware) Indian, helped to farm, raise poultry and livestock, and planted an apple orchard. Moses operated a ferry and a trading post, where he traded with the Lenape Indians. For more information, visit kshs.org/portal_grinter_place.
The Kansas Historical Society does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs. The Historical Society requests prior notification to accommodate individuals with special needs or disabilities.
Grinter Place State Historic Site
1420 South 78th Street
Kansas City, KS. 66111-3208