(908) 276-0082
May 5, 2019 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Hanson House
38 Springfield Avenue
Cranford NJ
Cranford Historical Society
Victorian Hat Box Tea Fundraiser @ Hanson House

The Cranford Historical Society Presents Our Third “Victorian Hat Box Tea” Fundraiser

Featuring Guest Speaker:

Gail Alterman/Costume Curator

Hats and Victorian dress are optional.  Enjoy an afternoon of fun, laughter and good company while enjoying a Spot of Tea, Tea Sandwiches and Dessert.

Two Hat Boxes filled with items and a Victorian Floral Chandelier will be raffled off as well as a 50/50 raffle and a Door Prize.

RSVP by April 3, 2019 as seating is limited to only 24.  Along with your RSVP, please submit donation of $25 (per person).  Checks to be payable to the Cranford Historical Society.

Proceeds to benefit the Hanson House, Crane-Phillips House Museum grounds as well as the Society’s High School History Award fund.



Our featured talk – “To Tell The Truth – Historic Costume on the Screen,” by Costume Curator Gail Alterman, will focus on those costume dramas we all know and love. Gail will discuss historical dress and how it is used in select television shows. She will compare and contrast their accuracy and how well they play to character. Shows may include Poldark, Outlander, Victoria, Mrs. Maisel and The Crown.

If you have a favorite show that you would like included, please comment on our Facebook page and it may be added to the discussion: