Big Walnut Area Historical Society is  holding its annual Mothers & Daughters Tea at 2:00 Saturday, May 13, in the Myers Inn Museum.  The event is open to all mothers and daughters but children must accompany an adult.  Attendees are encouraged to dress-up for tea but it is not mandatory.

A high tea is served with three courses:  savories, scones and sweets and refreshing tea. 

Between courses, Valerie Hamill, the Civil War Herb Lady of Ohio, will be the guest speaker. Freshly harvested herbs will be shared for your sensory pleasure. Smelling and touching the herbs will take you back to a simpler time when horse-drawn carriages were the main method of transportation, and when an herb garden was a critical part of survival for our ancestors.

Guests will also be invited to make their own Tussie-Mussie, a small bouquet popular during the time period.

Ms. Hamill has been a reenactor for 10 years and is a member of The 1st Ohio/Battery A Unit (Ohio Statehouse), a past member of the Rosecrans Command Headquarters Civil War reenacting Unit and is also known as the "Civil War Herb Lady of Ohio", and Major Pauline Cushman, Spy of the Cumberland (who served under Gen. William Rosecrans). Hamill has served as chair of the Ladies Aid Society and as a dedicated volunteer to the fundraising efforts for the Rosecrans statue that now has a place of honor on the Sunbury Square. Valerie and her husband Bruce live on the family homestead in Galena, raise chickens, enjoy gardening, traveling, historical research, participating in Civil War events, and especially enjoy spending time with family.

Seating for the event is limited due to space.

To Purchase Tickets, Call Alice 740-965-1942
Myers Inn Museum is located facing the southwest
corner of Sunbury Village Green.

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