Sprague Mansion hosts ‘Tour with Tea’ program

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On June 27, guests participated in the Cranston Historical Society’s first evening “Tour with Tea” program at the Sprague Mansion.

The evening began with a brief movie about the Sprague family and the A&W Sprague Manufacturing Co., the textile mill located across from the mansion. Participants enjoyed sitting at the historic dining room table participating in lively discussion.

Tea was served with a sampling of Queen Victoria’s favorite cake. It is still served at the Royal Palace today. Gregg Mierka, resident manager at the Sprague Mansion, then continued the evening with a tour of the mansion and Carriage House.

The program is designed to be a small, intimate gathering. The next “Tour with Tea” is scheduled for Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15 and seating is limited. Checks payable to Cranston Historical Society, 1351 Cranston St., Cranston, RI 02920, must be received by Aug. 12.

To reserve a place or for more information, call 944-9226.

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