Since tea played an integral part in social interactions during the time of James Logan and his family, the Historic Stenton home hosts an annual event at which attendees sip and discuss history.
Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Society of the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA) who initially restored and now contributes to the preservation and staffing of Stenton, Saturday afternoon’s Holiday Tea at Historic Stenton also offered arts and crafts for the kids and special tours of the mansion for all.
Kaelyn Taylor, the program coordinator who organizes the Holiday Tea event, said part of Stenton’s mission is to do something nice for the community while offering the opportunity to explore the site’s history and culture.
Stenton, described as “the most authentic of all Philadelphia’s historic houses,” was built by Logan, William Penn’s secretary, between 1723 and 1730. It’s located at N. 18th and Windrim streets in the Logan section of Philadelphia.