School Programs

Taking Tea (Spring)

Taking Tea is a program run in the spring which engages fourth grade students in an active and visual comparison of two different times: 1850 and 1890. Participating students imagine they are traveling to the past where they visit two historic houses and meet costumed interpreters portraying the former residents. Through hands-on experiences at Rose Hill Mansion and the Seneca Falls Historical Society Museum, students explore changes in cooking technology, women’s work, and the custom of “taking tea.” Supplementary materials are below:

Pre-registration and an in classroom previsit session are required.

The maximum number of students per session is 25.

Registration begins in January. For more information or to add your name to the distribution email list, please call Historic Geneva at 315-789-5151.

Grade Level


NYS Standards Covered

  • Social Studies Standard 1