The “Turn of the Century” Ladies’ Tea
At the Historic Menger Hotel
Help us launch the Reformation of Food & the Family conference in feminine style!
Thursday, July 12, 2012 10:00-1:00
”...Shutters separate the guests’ rooms from their balconies, where Queen’s wreath and moon-vines create private bowers. In the courtyard below an orchestra plays two-steps and other popular tunes and electric bulbs are strung through the cacti and devil’s ivy like elfin lamps. Glass doors lead into the dining room, where the bill of fare is written in French, and there are private dining rooms as well. Alligators swim in the fountain and the hotel itself is located very close to The Alamo.” —Author Annie Fellows Johnston on the beautiful Menger Hotel
Join Michelle Duggar and Beall Phillips For a Special “Turn of the Century” Ladies’ Tea Celebrating the Spirit of Hospitality
As part of our launch of The Reformation of Food & the Family conference, join Michelle Duggar, Beall Phillips, and a list of special guests at the historic Menger Hotel for a beautiful “Turn of the Century” Ladies’ Tea dedicated to celebrating the spirit of Christian hospitality. Travel back with them in time to the 1900s and beyond as they look at great lessons from more than a century of family-based hospitality, and as they share words of hope with Christian ladies of the 21st century.
When you step foot into the historic Menger for the “Turn of the Century Ladies Tea...
. . . you enter a world of history and elegance reminiscent of the greatest San Antonio’ traditions. Just over one hundred years ago the Menger Hotel was the greatest hotel east of the Rio Grande. Today you can walk through its courtyard where alligators once greeted guests, where Presidents came to watch the famous San Antonio Parade of Roses, and where famous writers, composers and baseball heroes like Babe Ruth strolled. Here, just yards from where the Alamo defenders drew a line in the sand, where Col. Teddy Roosevelt raised the Rough Riders, where president’s and Civil War generals including both Robert E. Lee and Ulysees S. Grant stood (on different occasions), where the Hollywood A-list of the 1920’s and 30’s vacationed, where dignitaries gathered, and where the Edwardians of the 1910’s enjoyed high tea, a thousand stories of life, love and the history of our nation was played out.
Now It is Your Turn to Be Part of History
Join Beall Phillips and a list of special guests at the historic Menger Hotel for a beautiful “turn of the century” ladies tea as part of our launch for the Reformation of Food & the Family conference. Travel back with them in time to the 1900’s and beyond as they look back on great lessons from more than a century of family-based hospitality, and as they share words of hope to the Christian ladies of the 21st century. Join them for a special season of encouragement and blessing that you won’t forget.
Gather Where Ladies Have Gathered for a Century
On October 16, 1916, ladies of Texas gathered at the Menger to seek blessing on the women and children of the Americas and established and pledged themselves.
Come in the Style of the Edwardians or Come as You Are. But Come!
Join us in vintage clothing from the Edwardian era (white tea dresses) or come as you, but come prepared to be blessed. Bring your daughters. And for the young ladies, please join hostess Virginia Hope Phillips at the young ladies’ table.
To attend the “Turn of the Century Ladies Tea”, you must be registered for the Reformation of Food & the Family Conference. Register today!