Friday, May 11, 2012

Tea Time With Helen Edwards

Edwards Place is offering kids ages 6-12 a chance to step back in time and learn what life was like when the Edwardses and Lincolns lived in Springfield. This special workshop will take place on June 9 from 1 to 3 pm. Anne Suttles of the Lincoln Heritage Museum will portray Helen Edwards as she teaches children about how to set a table, ladies’ clothing in the 19th century, what ladies read, proper social etiquette, and the “language of the fan.” Children will also make a rag doll and decorate a fan of their own to take home. The cost of the workshop is $15 per child. Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling 217-523-2631 or emailing The deadline to register is June 7.
The Edwards Place is located at
700 North 4th Street
Springfield, Illinois 62702