EVENTS

Call our Curator, Sarah for information and to RSVP to events, 410-749-1776

 

WINTER WONDERLAND TEA 
January 21st at 11:30. Come to our Winter Wonderland Tea and enjoy an event like they do in the Hamptons while relaxing after the holidays. The weather outside may be frightful, but the hot tea is so delightful! We are turning our dining room into a true winter wonderland with white linens, dishes, and accents. Even our menu will feature the winter wonderland theme with Potato Leek Soup, Assorted Tea Sandwiches, Scones, Assorted Desserts, and Tahitian Vanilla Tea. Bring a friend to this fun event! Cost is $22.00 per person and everyone has a chance to win door prizes. RSVP early as seats are very limited.

SWEETHEART TEA 
February 9th at 11:30. Come to our annual Sweetheart Tea. This is definitely one our guests’ favorite teas of the year and you do not want to miss all the fun! What better way to show some love than coming to Poplar Hill Mansion for tea! The menu will feature Tomato Soup, Assorted Tea Sandwiches, Red Velvet Scones, Assorted Desserts, and of course, Tea. Bring a friend to this fun event! Cost is $22.00 per person and everyone has a chance to win door prizes. RSVP early as seats are very limited.

CELTIC TEA 
March 16th at 11:30. Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Poplar Hill Mansion at our Celtic Tea. We will have a special live musical guest with Mickey Justice and Mike O’Loughlin playing some of your favorite acoustic Irish music. The menu will feature Creamy Broccoli Soup, Assorted Savories (Corned Beef Sandwiches, Meat and Onion Bridies, Colcannon Bites, and Cucumber Sandwiches), Homemade Irish Soda Scones with clotted cream and jam, Assorted Desserts (Chocolate Stout Cupcakes, Apple Oatmeal Cookies, and Lemon Mint Cheesecake Bites), and Irish Breakfast Tea. Bring a friend to this fun event! Cost is $22.00 per person and everyone has a chance to win door prizes. RSVP early as seats are very limited.

CHERRY BLOSSOM TEA 
April 20th at 11:30. Come enjoy the beauty of the Cherry Blossom Festival right here in Salisbury. The flowers are beginning to bloom, the grass is getting green, and the tea is piping hot. What better way to celebrate spring than coming to Poplar Hill Mansion for tea! There will also be a special Spring Fashion Show by The Dressing Room to see all the latest must haves for the season. The menu will feature Carrot Soup, Assorted Tea Sandwiches (with a little Japanese flair), Homemade Scones, Assorted Desserts, and of course, Cherry Blossom Tea. Bring a friend to this fun event! Cost is $22.00 per person and everyone has a chance to win door prizes. RSVP early as seats are very limited.

MOTHER’S DAY TEA 
May 13th at 11:30. Come celebrate Mom at our Mother’s Day Tea. What better way to show your mom how much you care than coming to Poplar Hill Mansion for tea! The menu will feature Cream of Green Pea Soup with Mint, Assorted Tea Sandwiches (Chicken Salad, Cucumber, Pimento Cheese, and Black Forest Ham with Orange Butter), Homemade Blueberry Lemon Scones with clotted cream and lemon curd, Assorted Desserts (Carrot Cupcakes, Chocolate Raspberry Bars, and Honey Lavender Shortbread Cookies), and of course, Lady Grey Tea. Bring your mom or children to this fun event! Live music featuring Judy Willing, Becky Joseph, and Bill Alexander. Cost is $22.00 per person and everyone has a chance to win door prizes. RSVP early as seats are very limited.

HUSTON TEA 
June 22nd at 11:30. Come to our annual Huston Tea. This is definitely becoming one our guests’ favorite teas and you do not want to miss all the fun! Our ladies will be in their period dresses as we celebrate the first family of Poplar Hill Mansion, the Huston Family! The menu will feature Soup, Assorted Tea Sandwiches, Homemade Scones, Assorted Desserts, and of course, Tea. Bring a friend to this fun event! Cost is $22.00 per person and everyone has a chance to win door prizes. RSVP early as seats are very limited.

DR. HUSTON SURGERY ROOM EXHIBIT RIBBON CUTTING 
June 22nd at 5:00. Join the Friends of Poplar Hill Mansion as we open and dedicate our newest exhibit at the Mansion, Dr. Huston’s Surgery Room. As Salisbury’s first surgeon, Dr. Huston, first family to live in the Mansion, practiced his trade in the house. We have recreated what a typical surgery room of the early 1800s would have looked like in the house to give visitors a sense of what that aspect of life was like during the Federal Period. We ill be joined by the Chamber of Commerce and City of Salisbury officials. The event is free and all are welcome to attend.

FAIRY TALE TEA — NEW DATE!!!
August 12th at 11:30. You asked for it and we listened! Join us for our first Children’s Tea and be part of the magic of fairy tales! You and your children are encouraged to dress as your favorite fairy tale characters and perhaps you’ll also see some of your favorite characters. The kid friendly menu will feature: Cinderella’s Strawberry Soup, When You Wish Upon A Star Sandwiches (PB&J), Three Little Pigs in a Blanket, Rapunzel’s Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels, Fresh Fruits, Sleeping Beauty Chocolate Chip Scones w/ Cream, Somewhere Over the Rainbow Cookies, Beast Bars, Unicorn Poop Cookies, and Raspberry Tea . Due to the nature of the event, please be advised that some of the food may contain nuts or will be prepared in kitchens where nuts are present. If your child has allergies, please use caution. Also, if your child has special dietary needs, please let us know when making your reservation and we will try, but cannot guarantee, to meet those needs. Bring a friend to this fun event! Cost is $22.00 per person. Recommended for ages 5 and up. RSVP early as seats are very limited. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

COMFORTABLE SIDE OF COASTAL TEA 
September 14th at 11:30. Come enjoy the last days of summer at our Coastal Tea. Featuring a nautical theme, we want to transport you and your friends to the relaxing sounds of waves upon the shore and the sights of sailboats in the distance. The seafood heavy menu will feature Soup, Assorted Tea Sandwiches, Homemade Scones, Assorted Desserts, and of course, Tea. Bring a friend to this fun event! Cost is $22.00 per person and everyone has a chance to win door prizes. RSVP early as seats are very limited.

HALLOWEEN PARTY
October 27th at 7:00. Come to one of our most popular events of the year! Spend Halloween weekend in a real haunted house for a fun filled party at Poplar Hill Mansion! Wear costumes, see the house fully decorated in creepy elegance, enjoy some sweet treats and punch, and take part in some of our activities throughout the night, including games, palm-reading, and storytelling from Andy Nunez, paranormal expert extraordinaire and author of the Ghosts of the Eastern Shore series. Prizes for Best Costume. Suggested donation of $5.00 per person at the door. No RSVP required.

FALL TEA
November 9th at 11:30. Come enjoy the crisp scents and flavors of autumn at our annual Fall Tea. The leaves are falling, the days are cool, and the smell of spices, such as cinnamon are in the air at Poplar Hill Mansion. There will also be a special Fall Fashion Show to see all the latest must haves for the season. The menu will feature Butternut Squash Soup, Assorted Tea Sandwiches, Orange Cranberry Scones, Assorted Desserts, and of course, Tea. Bring a friend to this fun event! Cost is $22.00 per person and everyone has a chance to win door prizes. RSVP early as seats are very limited.

YULETIDE OPEN HOUSE
December 3rd from 1:00-4:00. Come see the Mansion fully decorated for the holiday season at this favorite annual event. The first floor features beautiful greenery, flowers, and arrangements from the Four Seasons Garden Club, who spend months preparing and planning for this yearly tradition and never disappoint! The second floor features a Christmas tree with over 1,500 ornaments, Christmas village, and our Nutcracker Nursery. Enjoy holiday music from harpist Kara Dahl Russell and light refreshments. Free event, donations welcomed. Please also consider bringing canned goods and non-perishable foods for Joseph House.

TEA WITH SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS
December 9th from 1:00-4:00. Why go wait in line at the mall to see Santa, when he will be at Poplar Hill Mansion! Bring your children or grandchildren to have peppermint tea, punch, and assorted sweets and have a visit and picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Photos mailed to your home address. See the house fully decorated for the Holiday Season. Cost: $5.00 per mailing address.