Shelton Historical Society Hosts Autumn Tea Sept. 30

The Third Annual Autumn Tea, complete with fancy hats, scones, sweets, and surprises, will be hosted on Saturday, September 30, by the Shelton Historical Society.

It will be held at the Huntington Congregational Church, 19 Church St. from 2 to 4 p.m.

There is a special twist to this year’s festivities: Christmas in September will be celebrated.

The unique table settings and centerpieces created by members and friends of the Society will feature holiday inspired designs and refreshments.

Delicate finger sandwiches, savory bites, and luscious sweets will reflect the winter holidays. Ladies who attend are encouraged to wear their best chapeau. The afternoon also provides an opportunity to showcase some of the special items that the Society has recently added to its artifact collection. There will be hats to model and a napkin folding demonstration.

Members of the Historical Society’s youth group, the Teen Time Travelers, will assist and serve the refreshments.

The cost for the afternoon tea is $25 with proceeds to benefit Shelton Historical Society and its programs.

Reservations for the tea must be received by September 15th and may be made by sending a check to Shelton Historical Society, P.O. Box 2155, Shelton, CT 06484.

Please mark “tea party” in the memo line. The tea is sponsored in part by the Valley Community Foundation. Shelton History Center, owned and operated by Shelton Historical Society, is located at 70 Ripton Rd. and consists of six historic structures.

The recently reopened Brownson House Illustrates a 1913 lifestyle of a middle-class farm family, while the Wilson Barn houses an exhibit on the development of Shelton. Guided tours for individuals or groups may be arranged by appointment.

For additional information including directions, please call (203) 925-1803, visit or see Shelton History Center’s Facebook page.


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