Lecture: Spilling the Tea: A History of Tea Drinking in New York State

June 12, 2024
29 Warburton Ave. Yonkers, NY 10701

Lecture: “Spilling the Tea: A History of Tea Drinking in New York State”

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

7:00 PM | in-person at PMH and online via WebEx

How did a beverage developed in Asia make its way to the shores of the Hudson River? Why do Americans sweeten their tea? How did tea drinking affect culture and commerce? Learn about the history of tea in colonial New York, from its introduction in Dutch New Netherland to the Tea Act boycotts of the American Revolution and beyond. Sarah Wassberg Johnson, program and event manager at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site in Yonkers, NY, will lead us on a journey through the global and local history of tea and sugar, all the accoutrements necessary to consume it, and New York’s unique role in American tea culture. 

Speaker Bio:

Sarah Wassberg Johnson is the education and programs manager at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site. She has an MA in public history from the University at Albany and researches food history in her spare time.

In-Person Tickets:

Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, and FREE for Friends of Philipse Manor Hall. Tickets are pay at the door. Reserve your spot by calling 914-965-4027 or emailing philipsemanorhall@parks.ny.gov.

Virtual Tickets:

Online access is free via WebEx. To register, follow the link below.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall.

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