Virtual Holiday Tea

The American Independence Museum’s Folsom Tavern decorated for the holiday season.

EXETER —On Sat., December 4, from 11:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m., the American Independence Museum will host Virtual Holiday Tea.

Featuring colonial music and opportunities to learn about colonial tea etiquette and 18th century foodways, the event additionally provides attendees with their own ‘room’ and colonial Zoom background for socialization with friends and family. As part of the virtual event, each participant will receive several colonial recipes suited for tea and a half-ounce package of tea from Alchemy & Herbs in Exeter.

“This is a great event where anyone anywhere can enjoy a festive time in their own home with a bit of colonial flair,” said museum Executive Director Emma Stratton. “It’s also a great way to invite people into the museum who might not otherwise be able to attend in person.

Tea can be picked up at the museum’s Ladd-Gilman House at 1 Governors Lane, Exeter, or shipped for $3.00.

Virtual Holiday Tea takes place from 11:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m on Sat., December 4. Admission is free for children under 6 with prices ranging from $5.00 to $10.00 per person. To purchase tickets, or to learn more about the museum, visit

Home to a world-class collection of 3,000 historic artifacts, the museum is currently developing a variety of public and education programs in digital formats to encourage digital inclusion for all ages.

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