Toss me one of them strawberries, would ya, hon?


Just when you thought ladylike behavior was on the wane, up pops a Montgomery County program to teach folks some gracious behavior at table.

The essentials of proper etiquette will be covered during a Victorian Tea on Saturday, April 28, at Pennypacker Mills in Schwenksville. Hours are 2 to 3:30 p.m.

The lesson will reveal what the appropriate utensil is for eating a strawberry, or how to properly eat a tart. The presentation will include proper conversation and conduct at table. Everyone will partake of tea and a selection of desserts and small sandwiches. Dropping them in your lap is strictly forbidden.

The program is designed for mothers and daughters, or grandmothers and granddaughters; it might also make a gift for Mother's Day. Children must be ten years of age or older.

The tea will be held in the newly-renovated Classroom Building. The fee is $12.50 per person and is by advance registration and prepayment only.

Pennypacker Mills Historic Site is operated by the Montgomery County Department of Parks & Heritage Services. Located at Skippack Pike and Haldeman Road, it is the home of the late Pennsylvania Gov. Samuel Pennypacker and his family.

It’s been restored, and now forms the backdrop for tours, exhibits, and educational programs. 

To register, contact Linda Callegari, assistant administrator at 610-287-9349. Her email is: