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Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Sunday, September 13

How lovely it would be if you would join us for a Mad Hatter tea!

Alice in Wonderland is turning 150 and we’re celebrating! Don your maddest hat or create one when you arrive. The rose gardens at Wistariahurst will be the backdrop of a delightfully playful tea party complete with croquet, crafts, and special guests. Tea, lemonade, tasty treats and more all included!

If raindrops fall, we will move indoors to Belle’s elegant Music Room which opens onto the gardens.

Admission $15 General / $12 Members, children 10 and under are $10. Reserve your tickets here.

Panoramic view of Wistairahurst Museum by Jeffery ByrnesWistariahurst is the former home of two generations of the Skinner family, manufacturers of nationally renowned silks and satins, and prominent residents of Holyoke. The grand estate and gardens have been a focal point in the Holyoke landscape since 1874. In 1959, Katharine Skinner Kilborne, the youngest daughter of William and Sarah Skinner, and her heirs donated Wistariahurst to the City of Holyoke to be used for cultural and educational purposes.

Today, Wistariahurst Museum provides a variety of programs, events, and history projects aimed at engaging and educating residents and visitors with our history, our collection, and our community.