Afternoon Tea with Mrs. Lincoln’s Coterie

Riverton welcomed Mrs. Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of President Lincoln, to the New Leaf Tea Room for a special afternoon.  Guests were treated to an exquisite lunch tea, complete with a Civil War reenactment by actor Joann Tufo who protrayed a compelling Mrs. Lincoln.  The historically accurate and emotionally moving performance by Ms. Tufo brought rears to the eyes of guests upon hearing the tale of personal loss by the President’s wife who outlived three  of  her four sons and lost her husband to an assassin’s bullet.  The public education program was jointly sponsored by the HSR, and the New Leaf Tea Room and Gift Shoppe.  A special note of thanks to Phyllis Rodgers for hosting the program at her tea room in Riverton.

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  1. I am having difficulty contacting Joann Tufo regarding a possible performance at Holiday Village East in Mount Laurel. I would appreciate any help you can render. Thank you.

    Kate Derderian,
    HVE Indoor Chairperson
    856 642-1685

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