History will come to life for mothers and daughters when they gather at The Hermitage for the Mother’s Day Tea on Saturday, May 7. Guests are invited to spend a day to remember at The Hermitage with Denise Lewis Patrick, a favorite American Girl doll author, who will read from her new book, “No Ordinary Sound.”
Patrick’s book tells the story of Melody Ellison, the newest addition to the American Girl doll collection. The story is told against the backdrop of Detroit during the civil rights movement.
“We are always looking for an engaging way to incorporate history at our events for guests of all ages,” said Howard Kittell, president and CEO of The Hermitage. “Denise will tell stories of the past to today’s generation of young girls, just as The Hermitage does every day.”
The event includes a tea party served on vintage china in The Hermitage’s elegant garden with live music, arts and crafts, and story time. There is also an optional horse-drawn carriage wagon ride throughout the historic Hermitage grounds. Guests are encouraged to bring their dolls with them throughout the day’s activities. One lucky winner will be selected to receive a Melody doll from the American Girl doll factory. The event begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 7. A mother-daughter ticket is $65, and an individual ticket is $35. Ticketholders will receive a coupon for the horse-drawn wagon tour with the purchase of the Mother’s Day Tea ticket.
For additional information, please visit www.thehermitage.com.
For tickets, please visit www.thehermitage.com.
About The Hermitage
Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President is one of the largest, most well-preserved and most visited presidential homes in the United States. Opened to the public in 1889, The Hermitage is one of America’s first presidential museums. Today, The Hermitage is a 1,120-acre National Historic Landmark with 27 historic buildings, including Jackson’s mansion and tomb, restored slave cabins, a church, and gardens. In recent years, new interpretive initiatives and educational programs such as archaeology and the history of slavery have enhanced the experience of more than 180,000 annual visitors. Last year, on Jan. 8, The Hermitage launched its newest exhibit, Andrew Jackson: Born for a Storm, which delves into the life of Andrew Jackson, including his military and presidential careers. For more information, visit www.thehermitage.com.