2021 VTS Witches' Brew Tea
Saturday from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
Join the Victorian Tea Society at Heritage Museum for fiendish food and Witches' Brew! Don't forget to bring your broom and costume! There will be spooky tours and photo opportunities! Gates will open at 10:30 AM, with the event beginning at 11:00 AM.
- Tickets must be purchased in advance.
- No tickets will be sold at the gate.
- Ticket purchases are nonrefundable.
- HMOC Members may use a promo code one time and on one transaction only. Code can be found by logging in to the member portal (www.hmocmembers.org) and visiting the home page.
- Special dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated for this event.
- Social distancing will be enforced at all times. Masks are required.
- If you have questions about the tea, please email [email protected]
HMOC reserves the right to enforce the following rules if and when the Executive Director sees fit to maintain a safe work environment for employees and a safe environment for visitors and guests. Policies are subject to change along with City, State, Federal, and CDC guidelines and recommendations.
- Masks must be worn by event organizers and attendees at all times when within 6 feet of HMOC employees.
- Social distancing is enforced at all times.
- HMOC will conduct a temperature check on all event organizers and attendees prior to entering the premises. Any person with a temperature registering at or over 100.4 will not be allowed on museum grounds.
- HMOC reserves the right to refuse service to anyone not compliant with HMOC Covid-19 procedures.
For nearly 30 years, the Victorian Tea Society has served as a fund-raising auxiliary for Heritage Museum of Orange County. VTS hosts themed teas and other events several times a year to benefit children’s educational programs at the Museum. As a volunteer organization, members donate their time and talents in an effort to support the Museum.
VTS members engage in a variety of Victorian-related activities, including visiting other museums, sipping from steaming cups at local tea houses, and participating in workshops on nineteenth-century crafts, customs, decorating styles, and more. Members are encouraged to dress in their Victorian finery on such “Tea Tramp” outings.
Proceeds from this event support educational programs at Heritage Museum of Orange County!
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.
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