montpelier mansion is a hands-on way to go back in history.
plus it’s free. that’s always good.
our first stop was the carriage house.
next, we explored the mansion as we moved from room to room doing different activities:
we made paper crafts
— a butterfly and paper cup —
like a child would have done in the 19th century,
using whatever was available to be creative.
we played with toys,
and played dress-up.
did you know that women’s clothes used to not have pockets. so, they would tie on a pocket! see above in aya’s left hand.
then, we finished with a light refreshment of cookies and lemon-drink,
and a short romp out in the flower garden surrounded by a white picket fence.
there were literally five families there, and i truly don’t understand why there wasn’t more. it was a LOT of fun.
in a flier about montpelier mansion events,
there was a girl scout program that piqued my interest,
although i am not a girl scout, nor am i mother to any.
Girl Scout Etiquette Teas
A fun 2-hour program that will teach the finer points of tea service, table manners and conversation. Fee includes tea and scones, party favors, and a tour of Montpelier. Reservations required. Please call 301-377-7817 for more information or reservations.
girls just love tea parties. would anyone be interested in attending this event as a group?