Kentucky Derby-Themed Mother-Daughter High Tea at the Lucy Hayes House

The Friends of the Lucy Webb Hayes Heritage Center are re-establishing our traditional mother-daughter spring tea for this Mother's Day season. It will be 1 to 3pm Saturday, May 6th, 2023, at the Lucy Hayes Heritage Center at 90 West Sixth Street in Chillicothe. 

The theme will be the Kentucky Derby, with retired teacher Pam Rhoads focusing on the "Run for the Roses," with memory and guessing games, party favors, and a drawing based on the day's racehorses. 

The First Lady in the White House Conservatory c1878 with the Hayes's only daughter, Fanny. Photo: Lucy Hayes Heritage Center

She will explain the history of tea and its etiquette over mint tea, with servings of "sweets and savories" including chicken salads, sandwiches, other finger foods, and ice cream mini-desserts. 

It's $20 for mothers and $10 for school-age daughters. Make reservations by May 1st to 740 / 775-LUCY (5829), or send checks made out to "Friends of Lucy Hayes Heritage Center" to P.O. Box 1790, Chillicothe OH 45601. 

Find the event listing on the Facebook page of the Lucy House, HERE.

Lucy Ware Webb was born in the home that is now the Heritage Center in 1831. She married Rutherford B. Hayes who was wounded in the Civil War before being elected three times as Ohio Governor, and then as the 19th president of the United States. They had eight children...but only one daughter. 

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