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Two Princesses & Tea at Crab Orchard Museum


Tazewell, VA—Calling all royalty: Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty invite area Princes and Princesses to join them at Crab Orchard Museum on Saturday, Nov. 14th for the Princess Tea, in conjunction with the annual Gift Shop Sale. “The Princess Tea became so popular last year, we added a second seating to accommodate all the parents, grandparents and children that wanted to attend,” says Charlotte Whitted, Executive Director of Crab Orchard Museum. “This year as part of our Membership Matters campaign to encourage new members to join, we are offering a significant discount on registration for this event to members and their guests.” Registrants may join the membership at the time of registration to access the discounted rate or pay the higher non-member registration fee if they choose.

In its third year, the Princess Tea is designed especially for Princes or Princesses-In-Training and their mothers and grandmothers with a morning seating 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and an afternoon seating 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Space is limited as attendees will enjoy sumptuous refreshments in the Lucie Greever Gallery, with antique linen tablecloths and fine china. Led by Crab Orchard Museum’s own Princesses Jennifer Bohannan as Cinderella and Melissa Angles as Sleeping Beauty, the tea’s activities include “Princess Academy,” which trains attendees to walk, sit, dine, dance and behave like mannerly princes and princesses, calling to mind the etiquette of Victorian times. Attendees will make a party craft and play party games. Attendees are welcome to take their own photos with Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.

Princess dresses or “Sunday Best” clothess are encouraged, but white gloves are optional. Due to limited seating, pre-registration is required. Participation is $35 per adult/child pair for museum members, $50 per pair for non-members, plus $5 for each additional child or $10 for each additional adult. Full payment is required at pre-registration due to the popularity of the event, with a full refund offered with 48 hours’ notice of cancellation.

Meanwhile, the traditional Gift Shop Sale will be held for the public from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with one-day-only deep discounts and delicious samples of recipes found in cookbooks for sale. “It’s the one day each year we offer the best deals,” says Charlotte Whitted, Executive Director. “Museum members get 30% off all items in our museum shop such as gifts, books, Frog Level Yacht Club caps and hats,

holiday decorations, jewelry, pioneer toys, jigsaw puzzles, jams, jellies, honey, old fashioned candy and more. Non-members get 20% off and everyone gets 10% off consignment items, including handmade pottery, jewelry, quilts, art and crafts. It’s a perfect day to stop in.” Admission is free to the Gift Shop Sale.

Contact the museum for more information about membership, the Gift Shop Sale or to pre-register for the Princess Tea, 276-988-6755 or

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