The Famous Ladies’ Tea will be held at the historic Emma Willard School in Kellas Commons, 285 Pawling Avenue, Troy, on Sunday, March 10th from 1:30-4:00 p.m. The event will celebrate the 45th  anniversary of Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County and Women’s History Month.  Each table will be visited by a series of fascinating and influential ladies, portrayed by local actresses in period costume. Enjoy a delicious assortment of tea sandwiches and scones in a beautiful setting as Eleanor Roosevelt, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Emma Willard and other famous women tell their stories. See an article from the Troy Record here.

  • Emma Willard will be portrayed by Dawn Weinraub
  • Maria Mitchell, astronomer and advocate for women’s education, will be portrayed by Sue Stierer
  • Kate Mullaney, activist and founder of the Collar Laundry Union, will be portrayed by Holly Clark
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the “Little House” books, will be portrayed by Tish Kelly
  • Caresse Crosby, inventor of the modern brassiere, will be portrayed by Liz Hood
  • Florence Nightingale, nurse and hospital reformer, will be portrayed by Myrna Bernstein
  • Eleanor Roosevelt will be portrayed by Judy Landers
  • Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, will be portrayed by Denise Wright

Tickets are $35 and must be purchased in advance. Tickets can be purchased by using the button on the right-hand side of the page, or by calling 274-8526.