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Down to a Tea

The historic 1905 Beaux Arts home of Kay Cox at 408 SE Riverside Drive is the setting for the annual Evansville Museum Guild’s “‘Tis the Season Tea,” Dec. 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests to the Harris & Shopbell-built home can enjoy the view across the street – at the nearly complete expansion of the Evansville Museum of Art, History and Science, which benefits from the funds raised at the annual holiday tea.

“The ‘Tis the Season Tea is an opportunity for the members of the Evansville Museum Guild and community to gather in a beautiful and festive setting,” says co-chair, Tara Stanley.

The holiday event features light refreshments and an auction showcasing the tablescapes on display from local designers. Tickets are $40 each.

“The house will be wonderfully decorated, and it will be only the second time it has been open since it was renovated,” Stanley says.

This year’s gathering will honor the Wright family, through sisters-in-law Ann Wright Tornatta and Marianna Soaper Wright, says Stanley. For years, the family has served as a generous benefactor and has created programs like a local high school art show honoring the talents of youth.

“Women and men have enjoyed the many beautiful homes that have hosted the tea throughout the years,” Stanley adds. “It is a great way to enjoy the holiday season.”

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