Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thursday Tea at Troy Historic Village

Long before I purchased my ticket for Cranbrook's Holiday Tables, I purchased a ticket to 'Thursday Teas at Two' at Troy Historic Village. 

I've passed Troy Historic Village many times, but never attended any of their events. When I learned Kathleen Marcaccio was going to be speaking about Margaret Mitchell and Gone With the Wind, I purchased a ticket.  Troy Historic Village is only six miles from Cranbrook, so I allotted 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. for the Holiday Tables and Buffet Tea, with time left to get to the Historical Village for their Thursday Teas at Two. The Village is a Michigan Historic Site.

As you can see in the photo below the ground was blanketed with snow.  The tea and presentation was held in the Village Church.

The $7 ticket included a cup of tea and dessert.  I chose Constant Comment.  

Attendees carried their tea and dessert to a church pew of their choice to await the presentation. This was my second time to hear Kathleen speak, and she is captivating.  She brings lots of memorabilia and visuals with her.

In the photo below Kathleen is holding up a commemorative plate of Margaret Mitchell's grandparent's home that Mitchell visited growing up.

Because Kathleen is a collector of all things pertaining to Margaret Mitchell and Gone With the Wind she has a piece of china in her collection that is like a set Mitchell owned.

The photo below is a copy from Kathleen's collection.  It's the Wilson theater [owned by Matilda Dodge Wilson] and was one of the two theaters in Detroit that showed Gone With the Wind when the movie came to Detroit in January, 1940.  

After the presentation I took a few photos of other historic buildings in the village.

I will definitely be returning to Troy Historic Village for Thursday Teas at Two.  It was very a very enjoyable afternoon.


  1. The historic village with a blanket of snow is certainly picturesque, and I'm sure you enjoyed the tea and program. What a fun day you had!

  2. This looks like great fun. Very interesting presentation.

  3. Teatime gatherings are always such fun especially when surrounded by such picturesque settings...Thank You for sharing.

  4. GWTW and tea is a great combination! I'm still trying to figure out why your area has soooo many more teas and tea programs than just about anywhere else I've heard of! Lucky, lucky you! (And us, to get to read about it!)


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