Downton Abbey Tea


Downton Abbey Tea

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Centennial Barn

DSCN0390Be the first to view the last costume exhibit featuring Downton Abbey fashions. To celebrate the opening of the “Downton’s Last Stand: Fort Hunter High Fashions of the Downton Abbey Era”, the Friends of Fort Hunter host an afternoon tea, talk and preview exhibit tour.

Join Dr. Donald Koones  for an energetic illustrated talk entitled “Hollywood’s Fashion Design Guru – Edith Head”.  Learn about the queen of fashion design, earning eight Oscars for movies such as A Place in the Sun, All About Eve, Sabrina, Roman Holiday, and The Sting.

Following the talk, enjoy a High Tea consisting of tea sandwiches, homemade scones, clotted cream, jam, homemade cookies and unlimited tea as MaryAnn Guerrisi provides soothing tunes on the violin. Then walk to the Mansion to view the dresses that were worn by Helen Reily (last resident of Fort Hunter Mansion) in the years 1912 – 1920’s, the years of  the six seasons of the television show.

The cost for members of the Friends of Fort Hunter is $25, non-members $30.

Register online or make checks payable to the Friends of Fort Hunter at 100 Fort Hunter Road, Harrisburg, PA  17110 and include an email confirmation address.  For more information, contact Julia Hair, or 717-599-5188, ext. 2116.