May 05, 2017
The new Museum of the American Revolution in Old City will host an afternoon Mother's Day tea on Sunday, May 14.
Treat mom to fresh scones with cream and jam, an assortment of tea sandwiches, petit fours and macaroons in the museum's Liberty Hall. Afterwards, guests are invited to learn about the women of the Revolution by exploring the museum's exhibits.
Artifacts include a signed 1773 volume of "Poems on Various Subjects" by Phillis Wheatley, who was the first published female African-American poet, and a religious book owned and signed by Martha Washington.
Attendees can also view up-close Abigail Adams’ letter to husband John Adams requesting that women not be forgotten in the Revolution.
A hands-on exhibit lets visitors attend a stitching lesson to make a needlework sampler.
Tickets for the Mother's Day event are $45 for adults, $35 for those age 6-17 and $10 for those 5 and under. The fee includes afternoon tea and museum admission.
Sunday, May 14
1-3 p.m. | $10-$45 per person
The Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. Third St.