A Tea for Caroline
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Date: April 30, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$95 for Gables members; $110 for nonmembers
Please join us at The House of the Seven Gables on Sunday April 30th for our Spring Fundraiser, a tea to celebrate Gables founder Caroline Emmerton’s birthday. We are also celebrating a generous grant from the Wyeth Foundation for American Art to restore Flight Into Egypt, a Sophia Peabody Hawthorne painting believed to be from Caroline’s collection. Before her marriage to Nathaniel Hawthorne, Sophia was one of America’s first professional women artists. She exhibited at the Boston Athenaeum and was known for her oil paintings, illustrations, and sculptures. This is the first in a series of conservation projects planned for paintings related to the women of the Gables. Ticket fees for this event will go towards this conservation program.
Come and enjoy the spring gardens and see some of the paintings before enjoying a brief presentation on Sophia’s life and work with an afternoon tea service catered by Ferreira Foods and teas provided by Jolie Tea Company.
All proceeds benefit conservation and preservation programs for The House of the Seven Gables.
Please register early as there is limited seating available.
To read more about the grant from the Wyeth Foundation for American Art, click here.