High Tea with Alexander Hamilton’s Women: Meet the Schuyler Sisters!

Highland Park ---- On Sunday February 19th at 1 PM, Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance is presenting High Tea with Alexander Hamilton's Women: Meet the Schuyler Sisters! This four-course tea, catered by High Tea by Gerri, will feature open face sandwiches, homemade raisin scones with jam and clotted cream, homemade apple-rhubarb pie and assorted petits fours with tea poured freely all afternoon. Alexander Hamilton was not just a powerful Founding Father, he was also a loving husband and father, a flirtatious brother-in-law, and an incorrigible lady-killer. In this new living-history portrayal, meet the real Schuyler sisters who captivated Hamilton:* His wife, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton,* Her sister, the charming, witty Angelica Schuyler Church, * Her other sister, high-spirited Peggy Schuyler van RensselaerActress and scholar Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., brings these smart, beautiful women to life as they discuss their complicated relationships with Hamilton and the other men in their lives. You don't need to have seen the smash hit musical Hamilton to enjoy this, but if you have, it'll bring the history behind the show alive! Leslie Goddard M.A., Ph.D., is an award winning actress and scholar who has been presenting history lectures and portraying famous women in history for more than 10 years. Goddard holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, specializing in U.S. cultural history, American studies, and women's history as well as a master's degree in theater and in museum studies. A former museum director, she is the author of two books: Remembering Marshall Fields and Chicago's Sweet Candy History. She currently works full time as a historical interpreter, author and public speaker. High Tea with Alexander Hamilton's Women: Meet The Schuyler Sisters! will be at the Highland Park Community House, 1911 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, Illinois. For further information, please contact Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance: 312-380-1665. Admission is $60. ($65. at the door, if seating is available) paid to Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance, 1230 Park Avenue West #215, Highland Park, IL 60035 or by credit card at 1-800-838-3006. Doors open at 12:00, tea service begins at 1:00 pm. There will be an early bird boutique of jewelry, hats, purses and accessories. A live auction will follow to benefit the State Fair Family Heirloom Recipe project. Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance is dedicated to celebrating, exploring and preserving unique food traditions and their cultural contexts in the American Midwest. By hosting public events, developing archival resources and generating publications, the GMFA uncovers the distinctiveness of a region that is as varied in tastes and traditions as it is in its geography from the Great Lakes to the Great Plains. Whether indigenous foods like Wisconsin cranberries and Minnesota walleye, iconographic flavors like the wheat and corn from across the prairies, immigrant cuisines from early Europeans to 21st century newcomers, or fish boils and fine dining in small towns and big cities, the Greater Midwest Foodways promotes and chronicles the diversity of the region's culinary character.

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