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Our Sunday Brunch Series is back! Join us on Sunday April 14 for brunch and a fascinating lecture on the history and evolution of cosmetics. Then on May 12, bring your mother to tea for Mother’s Day and also learn of the history behind this ancient drink!

COSMETICS THROUGH THE AGES

Cosmetics have been a mainstay since the earliest of civilizations, from the ancient Egyptians up until our current modern society. In this lecture given by Tiffany Apan, site director of the Neville House, learn of the many cycles and influences that came with the use of makeup and various beauty products throughout the ages, along with some widely believed myths, and perhaps discover that what is often perceived as a ‘new trend’ may not be so new after all.

 
Cosmetics Through the Ages is part of the Woodville Plantation’s Sunday Brunch Series and therefore brunch will be provided along with the lecture. The event will take place in the Stillhouse and the schedule will commence as follows:
11:00-11:30AM – Brunch is served
11:30 – 12:15PM – Cosmetics Through the Ages
12:15-12:30PM – Q&A
12:30-1:00PM – Converse and explore the Neville House grounds
 
After the Sunday Brunch event, all are welcome to stay and take a tour of the Neville House, which will be open to the public from 1-4PM.
Advance registration for this event is required and seating is limited.
Should you have any questions, please contact Woodville Plantation at nevillehouseassociates@gmail.com (412) 221-0348.
Please reserve your place by clicking the button below.

A Sunday Brunch Series: Cosmetics Through the Ages



A MOTHERS DAY TEA
Bring your mother to brunch and tea! Enjoy a lovely Mothers Day tea and brunch spread as Nina Schreiner, our resident archeologist discusses the history of tea and its evolution and use through the centuries. In her lecture, she delves into 18th century tea trade, tea and its use in British/Colonial culture, and of course, tea at Woodville!
Topics will include the origins of tea, primary movers and shakers in the trade, along with economic impact of tea in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Also to be discussed is whether teatime was a social ritual tied to wealth and gender. In this, you will find out what tea drinking might have said about the status of the Nevilles and the Cowans, the first two families to reside in the walls of Woodville Plantation.

 

The event will take place in the Stillhouse and the schedule will commence as follows:
11:00-11:30AM – Brunch is served
11:30 – 12:15PM – A History of Tea
12:15-12:30PM – Q&A
12:30-1:00PM – Converse and explore the Neville House grounds
After the Sunday Brunch event, all are welcome to stay and take a tour of the Neville House, which will be open to the public from 1-4PM.
Advance registration for this event is required and seating is limited.
Should you have any questions, please contact Woodville Plantation at nevillehouseassociates@gmail.com (412) 221-0348.
Make your reservation for this event by clicking the button below.

A Mothers Day Tea



 

The Home of John and Presley Neville, circa 1780

Woodville, the John and Presley Neville house, is Southwestern Pennsylvania’s principal link to the late 18th century, interpreting the time period of 1780-1820 and documenting the lives of the three families that resided there, the Nevilles (1775-1815), the Cowans (1815-1835), and the Wrenshalls (1835-1975).


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Wayne's Legion

Please visit the website for Wayne's Legion, a group of dedicated individuals based at Woodville Plantation who recreate the first Army of the United States from 1792-1796.