Kent Historical Society Goes Authentic At A Tea and Musicale
Jamie Larson reports from Kent. The Kent Historical Society’s 19th Century Musicale and Spirited Tea Party on Sunday, April 17 gave today’s high society a taste of the best their cultural predecessors enjoyed in the 1800s. Replicating the time’s food, beverage and musical entertainment, the dandy affair featured a presentation on period customs by author and former BBC broadcaster Frank Delaney and a performance by Barbara Hopkins and Judy Handler of the Rosewood Chamber Ensemble, who played era-authentic tunes on antique flute and guitar, respectively. Also on display were historical ladies’ garments that were worn on such occasions. The event, held at the Kent Community House, raised funds for the historical society’s ongoing restoration projects. [Above: Leslie Levy, Rudy Molho, Susan Forbes and Rick Levy.]
Wendy Murphy, Irwin Choyne and Leslie Choyne, Alan Tikotsky, Judith Pinkerton; Hiram Williams, Susan Lopardo, Veralyn Davee and Kathleen Lindenmayer.
Frank Delaney, Barbara Hopkins, Judy Handler, event co-chair, Bruce Whipple, KHS secretary Melissa Cherniske, and co-chair Zanne Charity.
Nancy Evans, Ann Lozman and Willow Plumb; KHS director Brian Thomas, Anna Johnson-Chase and Dave Wolf.
Martin Levine and Isreal Cruz; Georgianne Ensign-Kent and Roz Molho.
Bill Case, Patti Case and Gail Tobin; Ilene Leff and Howie Silverman.
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