Date(s) - Aug 26
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Please join The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association on Women’s Equality Day, August 26, 2017, for an EqualiTEA.
The event will include afternoon tea, a tour of the Mansion at Gunston Hall*, a presentation about the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial, and a gift for each guest from the Presentation Society of Newport County.
Tea Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Mansion Tour Times: On the half hour beginning at 1 p.m. (suspended during the tea).
Dress: Hats and pearls, Suffragist attire welcome!
There is limited seating, so please reserve your tickets early!
If you would prefer to pay by check, please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Gunston Hall (1755-1759) is the architectural gem built for George Mason IV by English craftsmen William Buckland and William Bernard Sears. It is one of the most beautiful, unique homes built in colonial Virginia. After its completion in 1759, few changes were made. As a result, Gunston Hall remains as a vital example of the Georgian style. Using Sears’ skill in carving and Buckland’s designs derived in part from source books they produced eclectic interiors that illustrated the full spectrum of the English Rococo including a Central Passage with “French Modern” and Neoclassical elements, a porch in the “Gothik” style, and two public rooms-one in the “Chinese Taste” and the other containing elements of Palladianism. The sheer number of Mason pieces provides a vivid picture of what Gunston Hall looked like when the family lived there from 1759 to 1792.