2019 Teas

Tea with "Laura Ingalls Wilder"

Northwest Florida State College Chautauqua Center, 908 U.S. Highway 90 West. $20:  Join Almanzo (interpreted by Bart Moore) and Laura Ingalls Wilder (interpreted by Jennifer Moore) as they reminisce about the days Laura depicted in the Little House on the Prairie books she wrote to share stories of her family's adventures as they joined Westward Expansion.  We all remember the TV show, Little House on the Prairie, but that was just a small part of the experiences of Laura Ingalls Wilder, who once lived a short drive from DeFuniak Springs. As Almanzo and Laura, Bart and  Jennifer will take you on a journey into the life and experiences of  Almanzo and Laura that you will not soon forget. This tea is sponsored and hosted by the Walton County Heritage Association (visit their museum at 1140 Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs) on Friday, and by H & M Event Rentals and Regency Hospice of NW Florida on Saturday.

  • Friday, Jan. 25, 3:30pm
  • Saturday, Jan. 26, 10:45am


Tea with "Winston Churchill"

Northwest Florida State College Chautauqua Center, 908 U.S. Highway 90 West. $20:  Enjoy your tea with "Winston Churchill" (interpreted by Bruce Collier) as if it is 1945 and Germany has been defeated.  Adolf Hitler is dead.   British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill is about to return to England  to learn the results of a Parliamentary election which will determine  whether or not he will remain Britain's war leader and help plan the  defeat of Japan and the balance of power in the post-war world.  Over  tea he reminisces about his personal and public life, the war, and the  possible future.  Moving back and forth from past to present, Churchill  recalls his worst and finest hours.  This tea is sponsored and hosted by  Grit and Grace, the official Folk Life Production of Walton County.  

  • Saturday, Jan. 26, 3:30pm


Victorian Tea on Circle Drive

St. Agatha's Episcopal Church Vicarage, 168 Circle Drive. $20: Enjoy a Victorian Tea at a home on the Circle. Tea drinkers at the 1894 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago had a chance to revel in the  fair’s tea garden. Chautauquans in 2019 can experience a “Victorian  Tea” in a home which is a contributing site to the DeFuniak Springs Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  You will experience authentic turn of the century architecture, history, mysteries, costumes, and “Southern Hospitality.”  St. Agatha’s  Episcopal Church hosts this tea which is sponsored by the three sisters who are descendants of the Tew and McLeod founding families of Walton  County. Held in the home of the Vicarage:  168 Circle Drive  $20 

  • Friday, Jan. 25, 10:45am