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It is an afternoon tea party, a-la Oscar Wilde. Program Content & Marketing Coordinator Charlene Van Buekenhout gave us all the details on Morning Light with host Michael Wolch. Missed it? Watch this video here!

Sunday June 11th from 2:00-4:00pm, join the Dalnavert Museum for the Wildest Tea Party at Dalnavert! This is an afternoon tea with an Oscar Wilde theme. You will enjoy music, theatricals, and lovely Wilde-esque witticisms at this tea party in their gardens! This is a fun fundraiser for the museum, go dressed up or not, but be ready for a Wilde Party!


Highlights include:

The Helen White Quartet

Scenes from "The Importance of Being Earnest"

Cucumber Sandwiches!

Victorian Games & Prizes


Check here for tickets.




Want to know a bit more about Oscar Wilde? Here is a short bio:

Born on October 16, 1854 in Dublin, author, playwright and poet Oscar Wilde was a popular literary figure in late Victorian England, known for his brilliant wit, flamboyant style and infamous imprisonment for homosexuality. After graduating from Oxford University, he lectured as a poet, art critic and a leading proponent of the principles of aestheticism. In 1891, he published The Picture of Dorian Gray, his only novel which was panned as immoral by Victorian critics, but is now considered one of his most notable works. As a dramatist, many of Wilde’s plays were well received including his satirical comedies Lady Windermere's Fan (1892), A Woman of No Importance (1893), An Ideal Husband (1895) and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895), his most famous play. Unconventional in his writing and life, Wilde’s affair with a young man led to his arrest on charges of "gross indecency" in 1895. He was imprisoned for two years and died in poverty three years after his release at the age of 46.