High Tea with Bertha Honoré Palmer
Bertha Honoré Palmer Requests the Pleasure of Your Company
Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance presents:
High Tea with Guest Speaker Leslie Goddard in Character as Bertha Honoré Palmer.
Bertha Honoré Palmer
Chicago socialite and philanthropist Bertha Honoré Palmer, wife of millionaire real estate magnate Potter Palmer, is best remembered for her outstanding Impressionist art collection, now at the Art Institute of Chicago. But the glamorous Mrs. Palmer has her own fascinating history. As shrewd as she was stylish, Bertha helped recoup her husband's lost fortune after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and presided over Chicago's glittering society scene for a quarter of a century. At the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, she served as hostess to the world. The intelligent, witty, and fallible Bertha Honoré Palmer still compels our attention today.
Leslie Goddard is an exhibit developer at Morton Arboretum. She earned her PhD from Northwestern University in an interdisciplinary field of study that covered US history, women's studies and theater. An award winning scholar, Goddard also has extensive experience in public programs which includes lectures at Chicago area museums and historical societies, civic organizations, schools and retirement homes.
Full Tea Menu
Scottish Smoked Salmon Pinwheels
Beef Tenderloin Triangles
Roast Turkey Triangles
Cucumber & Watercress Leaves
Egg Salad Rounds
Creamed Avocado & Crab Flowers
Open-Faced Ham & Asparagus Rounds
Open-Faced Roquefort & Pear Slices
Homemade Raisin Scones w/ fresh lemon curd,
Strawberry preserves & Devonshire cream
Homemade Rhubarb & Apple Pie w/fresh cream
An assortment of Elegant Petit Fours & Pastries
Tea poured all afternoon.
Catered by High Tea with Gerri
There will be a boutique of vintage hats, jewelry and accessories.
Highland Park Community House (View)
1991 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
|Minimum Age: 8|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|