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Celebrate the Boston Tea Party Sestercentennial in Orange, Virginia
December 16, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm$10.50
Celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party at the historic Holladay House with a history lecture, tastings of the teas involved, and a mini mince pie!
* Why England was taxing tea delivered to the colonies.
* What teas were thrown into Boston Harbor, and what they taste like.
* Why only Boston’s fall 1773 tea shipment got dumped, and not the tea that went to New York, Philadelphia, and Charleston.
* How the Boston Tea Party contributed to Canada remaining attached to England instead of pursuing independence with the thirteen colonies.
* How the tea trade continued to impact East-West relations, even today.
Tickets are $10.50/person and available at https://www.theholladayhouseinn.com/event-details/boston-tea-party-sestercentennial-talk-tea
Before or after the event, be sure to visit the James Madison Museum of Orange County Heritage across the street to see their collection of 18th century artifacts, including an 18th century tea chest: https://www.thejamesmadisonmuseum.net/