Enjoy a theatrical afternoon tea, and dine on a selection of finger sandwiches, scones, pastries, a variety of infused iced-teas and lemonade, with a special twist. Participate with actors in reenacting an abolitionist meeting inside and on the grounds of historic Shirley-Eustis House - one of a few remaining Colonial Governor's mansions in New England, and a likely location to have hosted an abolitionist meeting back in the day.
To ensure an authentically memorable experience, we enlisted the help of award winning director, producer, actor, educator and artist-entrepreneur, and local dramatist, Akiba Abaka,(r) who is working with professional actors on their portrayal of Harriet Tubman, and Frederick Douglass. Patti Violette, of the Shirley- Eustis House Association, will play the role of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, a known catalyst in turning the tide on slavery.
4th Annual Governor's Tea & Abolitionist Meeting Reenactment
Friday, June 14 | 4pm - 6pm
Shirley-Eustis House - 33 Shirley Street, Roxbury
Dress code is smart casual, with ladies in hats.