A ritual that once began as a way to quell hunger pangs between lunch and dinner has become a highly anticipated tradition hosted by the New Canaan Historical Society.
Once again, this year the New Canaan Historical Society is hosting its 16th Annual Valentine Tea on Tuesday, February 14, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. There will be two tea sittings: the first at 1 pm and the second at 3 p.m. A highlight of this event will be a performance by Ellen Taylor Sisson, a talented soprano from New Canaan that will entertain guests with her renditions of favorite love songs.
Sisson has appeared as soloist with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields (Sir Neville Marriner, conducting) and in the choruses with many of the world's leading orchestras. She has sung on The Late Show with David Letterman Show, A Prairie Home Companion, and for the New York City Ballet, to name just a few of her performances.
Attendees will enjoy samplings from a table loaded with petite sandwiches, scones, fancy cakes and chocolates following in the tradition of the earliest teas said to have begun in 1840 by Anna, the Seventh Duchess of Bedford. Reservations are required. $12 members and $15 non-members. Please call (203) 966-1776. The New Canaan Historical Society is located on 13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840.