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It’s time for tea

Kids learn the ‘lost art’ of tea at county museum’s monthly program

Photos by Sabrina Pankratz The Lyon County Museum had a tea party for its monthly Time Travelers program on Saturday. Kids had tea and sweets and made Valentine’s Day card for seniors.

MARSHALL — The Lyon County Historical Museum hosted its first tea party for children through the monthly Time Travelers program.

“(I came) because I love tea parties,” said Cady Moore of Marshall. She attended the tea party with her mother, Heather Moore.

“A friend told us about it and we love tea parties, so we came,” Moore said.

“I think tea is something that is a lost art and drinking out of the old-fashioned tea cups is very unique. It’s not something you see anymore,” said Jennifer Andries, executive director of the museum.

Andries said they had more children then expected, and a couple parents called to make sure they could still come without registering.

“Last month we had six kids, December we had a few more, because we did Christmas cards and holiday crafts. We encourage people to let us know if they are coming, but we don’t require it,” Andries said.

The tea party was filled with tea, sweets, and making cards for the seniors at the Avera Morningside Heights Care Center.

“In November we’ve done cards for veterans, so we thought we could do Valentine’s Day cards for seniors,” Andries said.

“I came for the crafts and desserts,” said Evelyn Orear of Marshall. She was sitting with Cady and Piper Livingston.

Andries said this will the second year of the Time Travelers program.

“We usually start it October through May, and we do a different theme or topic every month,” she said.

Next month’s Time Travelers Night at the Museum will be held from 4-7 p.m on. March 21. Call 507-537-6580 or send an email to director@lyoncomuseum.org the Friday before to sign up.

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