Would you like your child to have a reputation for having impeccable manners? Teach your child to be thoughtful and considerate through the lost art of handwritten thank you notes. Writing your own thank you notes would have been a pivotal part of being a Southern lad/lady. We will teach the etiquette of the note while your child learns the valuable lesson of expressing gratitude they will carry into adulthood. Dress up or come as your are and enjoy the fun atmosphere of a tasty tea party in the charming English basement kitchen of our 200 year old Federal home. The lady of the house will be teaching the lesson and Rosedale will even provide stationery to get you started.
Information & Amenities
Admission:Admission Details: 20 for 1 Adult and 1 Child
8 for additional kids
Did you know as one point in the 1800s it was considered erotic to show the back of your neck? Have you ever thought about the fashion of the past and wondered when it became alright to show your ankle? Join us for a special temporary tour looking into the fashion do's and dont's of the 1800s. You'll learn how styles changed over time, when the looks we think of for Southern Belles were actually popular, and how they held those massive dresses up! Many beautiful outfits will be on display for this event only… you don't want to miss it!
This special tour will take place during our regularly scheduled 3:00 PM tour time. If you would like to experience our regular house tour as well, there will be special combination discount tickets available that are good for a whole week!
The Billinda Daylily Gardens, an officially designated American Hemerocallis Society Garden, is the highlight of this lecture. Bill Gluck, owner and hybridizer, will give an engaging presentation on his acclaimed gardens located here in the Queen City. Bill will teach us about his award winning hybrids, including his famous Cat Ballou daylily, his collections of Stout Medal winners, Stamile Candies, and his double and miniature collections. Limited space is available for this special program so make your reservations early. After the presentation special orders will be taken for spring delivery. Please visit www.billindadaylilygarden.com to learn more about the Gluck's and their spectacular gardens.
February is Black History Month. It is a time to look back at the heritage of slavery in our nation, and celebrate the achievements of African Americans in our community.
On February 25th we invite you to join us for a unique smithy demonstration where you can see our blacksmith at work and talk to trained docents. Learn about this 200 year old property, her enslaved residents and find out about some big plans for our future.