September Celebrations: Harvest Feasting and Pumpkin Moonshine

As the air turns crisp and the fall colors glow here in southern Vermont, the Tasha Tudor Society chapters have been celebrating autumn in true Tasha style.

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Guests at the Central New York Chapter’s
harvest supper

The Central New York Chapter, one of our newest, served a “Harvest of Tasha Tudor Traditions” supper and washed it down with tea and Switchel. The meal was served overlooking gardens and a field of pumpkins. Former New Hartford, New York librarian, Barbara Brown, shared her knowledge and her private Tasha Tudor collection while Mary Spencer of Truxton, New York shared flower arranging tips and sent each guest home with a handmade harvest flower centerpiece.

 

 

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The Pennsylvania Chapter’s “Pumpkin Moonshine”
reenactment

In Mechanicsburg, the Pennsylvania Chapter commemorated the 80th anniversary of Tasha’s first book, Pumpkin Moonshine, with candle-dipping, cider pressing and a charming reenactment of the story. In the barnyard, guests read in unison while 4 year-old “Sylvie Ann” and dog, Cooper, chased a large, orange ball down from the cornfield with homemade, cardboard animals looking on. Finally, “Sylvie Ann” got to carve her pumpkin moonshine.

41943672_10211975796694473_8357297460778893312_oKeep your eye out for more fun and creative events hosted by our Society chapters this season, and if there’s a chapter near you, come join the festivities! Chapter events are open to all.

Do you think you’d like to apply to be a chapter leader? Contact us. We’d love to hear from you!

Society Chapters Plan for Spring!

As winter’s end approaches, the Tasha Tudor Society chapters are filling the calendar with many wonderful spring events. Contact a chapter leader near you to join in the fun!

On the weekend of April 20th-22nd our New Jersey chapter is organizing a group trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show, an event Tasha used to attend regularly with friends.

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Members of the Pacific Northwest chapter meet for Valentine’s Day

On April 22nd our South Shore, Massachusetts chapter will host a “Potluck and Play” event including a beginner lap dulcimer lesson taught by the chapter leader in her home.

On April 28th our Pacific Northwest chapter will meet for tea and then a trip to the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens, a National Historic Site in Woodland, WA.

On May 1st our Pennsylvania chapter is returning to the Fashion Archives and Museum at Shippensburg University  for this year’s exhibit, “The Fashions of Fiction from Pamela to Gatsby.”  The exhibit will dress famous historical characters and bring them to life based upon descriptions from the books.

For detailed information and contacts for these upcoming chapter events as well as summer and fall offerings, visit our website’s Events page.

 

A Busy Summer for Our Chapters!

It has been a busy spring and summer for the Tasha Tudor Society chapters. The Pennsylvania chapter has hosted four events since May including a visit to the Fashion Archives & Museum at Shippensburg University, a lovely midsummer garden party at a member’s 1835 farm, a picnic luncheon preceding a tour of the Appalachian Trail Museum at Pine Grove Furnace State Park and a grand celebration of Tasha’s birthday.

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Pennsylvania Chapter’s summer celebration

The New Jersey chapter began their year by attending a Revolutionary Tea: a costumed, living history presentation of tea lore, history, songs and poetry at the Burlington County Historical Society. In April they held a lunch to welcome a new member and old friend of Tasha’s.  And in July they attended a show of quilts and dollhouses at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown, PA.

The Pacific Northwest chapter, our newest, hosted a gorgeous garden tea party in Puyallup, Washington last month in celebration of Tasha’s birthday and followed it up with a visit to the Portland Doll Show.

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Pacific Northwest Chapter’s garden party

This month we are looking forward to two more exciting events: the New York chapter’s big, annual Gathering, “ROSES ARE RED” held at Macedon Public Library, and a visit to the new conservatory at Hershey Gardens hosted by the Pennsylvania chapter.

Our chapter leaders are doing a marvelous job of sharing Tasha’s work and making personal connections through the celebration of her way of life. If you are interested in joining a chapter, visit the Affiliate Chapters section of our website to find a chapter near you.