Love and history combine for Valentine’s Victorian tea

Afternoon tea is served at historic Dayton home

Here’s your chance to learn about Valentine’s Day traditions and Dayton history while sipping a cup of tea. 

Dayton History is hosting A Valentine’s Victorian Afternoon Tea at the Patterson Homestead on Feb. 3. 

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Costumed historic interpreters will serve tea and a three-course meal during the event held at the former home of Revolutionary War soldier Col. Robert Patterson. John H. Patterson, the founder of National Cash Register, was raised at the homestead. 

The tea series is themed around Civil War-era Dayton. In keeping with the spirit of the season, this event will teach visitors about Victorian era Valentine’s Day traditions. 

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Reservations are required and space is limited for this event. An Irish Tea will be held March 3 and a Mother’s Day Tea will be held May 5. 


WHAT: Valentines Victorian Tea at Patterson Homestead 

WHERE: Patterson Homestead, 1815 Brown St., Dayton 

WHEN: Feb. 3, 2-4 p.m. 

ADMISSION: Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members 

MORE INFO: Call (937) 293-2841 for reservations.