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Afternoon Tea in the Presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance

Sunday, February 24, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (CST)

Afternoon Tea in the Presence of Her Majesty Queen Eliz...

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Afternoon Tea with Queen Elizabeth II   more info Feb 24, 2019 $60.00 $4.06
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Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance 

Afternoon Tea in the Presence of
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth Leslie Goddard

 A historical portrayal by Leslie Goddard, PhD

Doors open at 12:00 pm, Tea service commences at 1:00 pm

Explore the life of the longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. Observe her childhood as Princess Elizabeth, the abdication of her Uncle Edward, accession of her father as King George VI, WWII volunteer services, marriage to Philip Mountbatten, and accession to the throne as Queen Elizabeth II.

Get to know the woman wearing the crown. How she successfully manages the demanding obligations of Queen, wife and mother with her savvy intelligence, sense of humor and dedication to country.


Leslie Goddard holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, specializing in U.S. cultural history, American studies, and women's history as well as a master's degree in theater and in museum studies. A former museum director, she is the author of two books: Remembering Marshall Fields and Chicago’s Sweet Candy History. She currently works full time as a historical interpreter, author and public speaker.

Our tables seat 10 guests. We will do our very best to arrange you are seated with your friends. Please advise by phone or e-mail if you have friends paying separately who will sit with you.

An early bird boutique will feature jewelry, hats, purses and accessories.

A live auction will be conducted to benefit Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance's State Fair Family Heirloom project.  

Fee: $60. prepay and $65 day of event (if any seats remain)

Seating is limited. Tickets are non-refundable though they are transferrable, so if you buy a ticket and your plans change, you can sell your ticket. If you do sell your ticket, please let us know who you sold it to.

Your payment will confirm your reservation.

Seating, Questions or a wish to sponsor? (312) 380-1665 or



High Tea Menu

First Course
Scottish Smoked Salmon Pinwheels 
Beef Tenderloin Triangles 
Roast Turkey Triangles 
Cucumber & Watercress Leaves 
Egg Salad Rounds 
Chicken Salad
Open Fade Asparagus Rounds 
Open Face French Brie and Cranberry Chutney

Second Course
Homemade Raisin Scones with fresh lemon curd, Strawberry preserves & Devonshire cream

Third Course
Homemade Cranberry & Apple Pie with fresh cream

Fourth Course
An assortment of Elegant Petit Fours & Pastries 

Tea poured all afternoon.


Catered by High Tea with Gerri.

Have questions about Afternoon Tea in the Presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II? Contact Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance

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Highland Park Community House
1991 Sheridan Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035

Sunday, February 24, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (CST)

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Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance

Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance is dedicated to celebrating, exploring and preserving unique food traditions and their cultural contexts in the American Midwest. By hosting public events, developing archival resources and generating publications, the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance uncovers the distinctiveness of a region that is as varied in tastes and traditions as it is in its geography from the Great Lakes to the Great Plains. Whether indigenous foods like Wisconsin cranberries and Minnesota walleye, iconographic flavors like the wheat and corn from across the prairies, immigrant cuisines from early Europeans to 21st-century newcomers, or fish boils and fine dining in small towns and big cities, the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance promotes and chronicles the diversity of the regions culinary character.

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