Tea on the Avery Lawn


On Saturday, June 3, 2017 guests enjoyed a traditional tea on the lush grounds of the historic Avery House in downtown Fort Collins. They sipped tea, indulged in sweet and savory bites while enjoying live music and time to chat with friends, and bid on tea-themed items in a silent auction.

Tea-attendees also toured the Avery House’s new clothing exhibit, The Margareth Merrill Collection. This clothing exhibit was a remarkable assemblage of one family's clothing from 4 generations from the late-1800s to the mid-1900s.

Photos from 2017

2015 tea on the avery lawn

The 2015 tea featured a demonstration of a Japanese tea ceremony, a silent auction, and a tour of the new Avery House exhibit highlighting the Avery family's early-1900s Japan tours. Vintage attire was donned by many, as the photos below attest. 

This unique event was interlaced with a Japanese theme to highlight the new Avery House exhibit of acquisitions from the Avery family's visits to Japan in the early 1900s. As part of the Japanese theme, Opera Fort Collins apprentices performed selections from Madame Butterfly, and a local expert on the art of the Japanese tea ceremony demonstrated this fascinating ritual.