HMOC & VTS Holly Berry Tea 2023
Saturday, December 2nd, 11:00 AM PST
You are cordially invited to join us for a rare opportunity to enjoy a traditional Victorian Tea in the historic 1898 Kellogg House, which will be all decked out in Victorian holiday finery. The Holiday menu will feature a Sparkling beverage, scrumptious Scones, an assortment of Sweet and Savory delicacies, and a selection of fine Teas. The Victorian Tea Society with the Heritage Museum of Orange County hosts this annual fundraising event in the Historic Kellogg House. Gates open at 10:30 am for the first seating which starts at 11am and ends at 12:30. Gates for the second seating will open at 1:30pm. The tea will begin at 2pm and end at 3:30pm. Please note the following: • This is a pre-ticketed event; no tickets will be sold at the door • There are no refunds; this is a fundraiser for the museum so please pass along your ticket to a friend if you are unable to attend • Event is recommended for 10 and up in age • We apologize but we cannot provide food allergy or dietary restriction accommodations.
Heritage Museum of Orange County is a cultural and natural history center in Southern California. The centerpiece of the museum, which covers nearly 12 acres in all, is a historic plaza featuring several buildings from the 1890s set amid extensive floral gardens and citrus groves. Among the buildings is the Kellogg House familiar to teachers and students throughout Orange County as a favorite field trip destination for over 30 years.
Additional features found at HMOC include our Gospel Swamp Farm and Gospel Swamp Natural Area. The farm project is maintained by local high school and college volunteers. We’re currently installing a “Borrowing Barn” for tool lending and we utilize produce from the farm for our children’s educational programs and other museum events. On site there is a fully operational blacksmith shop that is the headquarters for the Orange County Blacksmith Guild and guild members hold regular blacksmith classes. Unfortunately, the shop burned down in the wee hours of July 4, 2019 and it was necessary to rebuild the shop. Thanks to the support of the generous community we now have it rebuilt and up and running again!
The latest major campaign for the museum is to restore the John A. Maag Farmhouse. The home, built in 1899, features three stories in 5,600 square feet of interior living space and is planned for the housing of museum archives, offices and exhibitions. Two original outbuildings of the Maag Farmhouse currently house offices, meeting space and our gift shop.
Visit us for more information at HeritageMuseumOC.org