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Mother’s Day Tea, Civil War Day Scheduled for May

Cherry Hill Farmhouse announced two events for the month of May last week. The first is a Mother’s Day Tea, which is scheduled for Sunday, May 3, from 2 – 4 p.m. at Cherry Hill Farmhouse.

At the event, a costumed docent will discuss a mother’s role in the mid-19th century. The docent will then usher guests into the dining room for a tea full of sandwiches, assorted sweets, warm scones and a bottomless cup of tea. Reservations are required for the event and admission costs $30.

The second event is Falls Church Civil War Day, which is scheduled for Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Cherry Hill Park. Attendees can learn how the Civil War affected Falls Church City as re-enactors portray both civilians and soldiers from the period, watch soldiers conduct firing and drilling exercises, listen to spy stories, letter readings and period music.

There will also be a children’s tent filled with lots of activities for kids. Old-fashioned box lunches with fried chicken, cole slaw, corn bread, ginger cake, and lemonade can be pre-ordered for $8. For more information about either event, call 703-248-5171 or visit