All Things Victorian

All Things Victorian
Victoriana Lady Lisa

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Civil War Tea At The Stegmaier Mansion

The Civil War Tea at the Stegmaier Mansion B&B in Wilkes-Barre PA was a most memorable event! Guest speaker Carle Welter amazed the guests with her ensemble, artifacts and stories. John Thomas Grant, a photographer/author read letters from his extensive collection of Civil War letter lots, many written on the field. John is working on a fiction book set in the Civil war era, among his other projects. Historian Victoriana Lady Lisa Lewis was dressed in authentic second year Victorian Mourning clothing. She displayed photos of her grandfather Samuel Martin, a Quarter Master sergeant in the Union army and a rare handmade Civil War flip doll. Several other wonderful reenactors were present as well dressed for the period adding to the ambiance.

                                                       Carle speaking

                                                       Carle, Victoriana Lady & Lynne

                                         Victoriana Lady Lisa & Lynne sharing a bit of gossip

                                                       Carle & Victoriana Lady Lisa sharing secrets

                                          She said WHAT?!

    Victoriana Lady Lisa in authentic Victorian Mourning & Reenactor Lynne wearing a Civil War dress

Victoriana Lady Lisa in authentic second year Victorian Mourning. I'm the happiest widow you will ever see!

    The delicious homemade cream of potato and leek soup with assorted tea sandwiches on a silver tray

Decadent hand dipped chocolate truffle, Chef Jody Klocko's signature, and assorted desserts...mmm...

The master himself, European award winning chef Jody Klocko, greeting the guests. To find his recipes go to the Food Network and type in his name. Look for the Chocolate Jasmine Tea recipe, our house tea at the Stegmaier Mansion B&B. OMGm it's incredible!!!

Author/photographer John Thomas Grant reading selections from his antique Civil War letters

Victoriana Lady's authetic Civil War Mourning pins of Bohemian Garnets & woven hair

Don't miss our next big event-

Please join us for another spectacular event, The Last Dinner On The Titanic High Tea on March 26th from 6-8 pm, to kick off the upcoming 100 year anniversary of the sinking. By popular request we have added another date, April 10th & 16th are already sold out, don't miss this one!!! Dinner plus a great Titanic program with artifacts from the era at the Stegmaier Mansion B&B, PA. Event by reservation only, call Lisa@ 570-655-8392. Please tell your friends that love the Edwardian Titanic era. To see the grand Stegmaier Mansion B&B, featured twice in Victorian Homes magazine, go to


  1. Looks like fun, wish I could have been there. Drop by any time. Richard at My Old Historic House

  2. May I ask what kind of tea sandwiches you used? Thank you!