Holly Berry Tea 2022
Saturday at 11:00 AM PST
You are welcome to join us for 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 in the Historic Kellogg House hosts our annual fundraising event. Gather your closest friends and enjoy a private room for tea in this once a year opportunity. Gates open at 10:30 am for the first seating which starts at 11am and ends at 12:30. Ticket sales for the second seating at 2pm are open now. Gates for the second seating will open at 1:30pm. The tea will begin at 2pm and end at 3:30pm. This is a pre-ticketed event and no tickets will be sold at the door. Attendees should be 12 and up in age.
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. Previously on site there was a fully operational blacksmith shop that was headquarters for the Orange County Blacksmith Guild and guild members held regular blacksmith classes. Unfortunately, the shop burned down in the wee hours of July 4, 2019 and it is now necessary to rebuild the shop. While there is no definitive schedule for a rebuild of the Blacksmith shop, we hope to have it up and running again as soon as possible.
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.