Afternoon tea fundraiser being held at Memories and More Museum
BY: Catherine Miller | October 23, 2013
SOUTH BUFFALO - Remember days when an afternoon tea meant a few hours of warm relaxation with friends, enjoying the chit chat and stories of neighbors, and laughing about the good ol’ days? Sunday, Nov. 3 you can experience all this and more at the Waterfront Memories and More Museum located at the Mutual Riverfront Park at 41 Hamburg Street.
“I love to serve afternoon tea,” said Peggy Szczygiel, “I held a tea in the spring and everyone seemed to enjoy it so I thought it would be a great way to raise funds for the museum and enjoy time with friends.”
Whether you are already familiar with Peggy Szczygiel and Bertha Guise-Hyde and the work they have done to bring together this area’s largest collection of local memorabilia, or if have never been to the museum and would like to check it out, all are invited to the Fall Festival Tea on Nov. 3.
“We will have a guest speaker, Donna Shine, who is a local writer and poet, and we will also enjoy the music of a local harpist, Susan Siuta,” stated Szczygiel.
Shine, author of “Ireland Speaks: Poems from my Soul” is the co-founder of the Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society. Siuta has performed locally at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and at the Ambrose Music Camp, using the beautiful melody of the harp to relax, rejuvenate and inspire people of all ages.
The Waterfront Memories and More Museum holds a large collection of photographs, yearbooks, maps, and memorabilia centered around the Old First Ward, Valley, South Buffalo and surrounding areas. Additionally are items related to the history of the fire department and police department, as well as other items of historical significance related to area families, schools, and churches. A great place to research the area or walk down memory lane, the museum is visited often by local residents as well as researchers, writers, and artists. Proceeds from the Fall Festival Tea will go to enhance the programming at the museum.
The Fall Festival Tea will be held on Nov. 3 at 2 pm. Donation for the event is $20. Reservations are requested and can be made by contacting Peggy Szczygiel at 432-7288 or Bertha Guise-Hyde 603-7242. You can contact the museum directly at 840-9580.