Ladies Tea at Elmwood Estate

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016, 3 p.m.

You are cordially invited to the 1st Victorian Ladies Tea at the historic Elmwood Estate, in Union, WV. The Ladies Tea will be hosted by the mistress of Elmwood, Mrs. Anita Wszolek, and the ladies of the Monroe Garden Club.   The tea will be a special event, set with the finest china, silver and linen. Sample finger sandwiches, tea cakes, and fresh fruit, while being served teas and punch in elegant surroundings. Our guest speaker is Dr. Francis Peyre Porcher from Charleston, S.C.

Please visit our registration page for more information about the tea.


The WV Humanities Council recently awarded $1500 minigrant to the Monroe County Historical Society (MCHS) for the “Monroe County Heritage Days – War Comes to Union” living history event, planned for August 26-28, 2016.

For more information about the West Virginia Humanities Council grants program contact grants administrator Erin Riebe at (304) 346-8500 or via email at Grant guidelines and applications are also available on the Humanities Council website,

For more information about the Monroe County Historical Society please visit the MCHS website:

For more information about the Monroe County Heritage Days (MCHD) event please visit: our web site – ; our Facebook page – :; and contact: the President of the Monroe County Historical Society, Alfred Ziegler, at (304) 832-6060, or the MCHD Project Director Chris Johnson at @ (304) 772-4712, .

Join Us!

The Monroe County Heritage Days (MCHD-WV) group was organized by members of the Monroe County Historical Society (MCHS), local re-enactors and living historians who want to bring our history and heritage alive. The planned August 2016 event called “War Comes to Union” will attempt to portray the 1864 Federal occupation of Union’s historic district and surroundings. There will be an encampment in the fields surrounding the town’s Confederate Memorial. There will be drills, demonstrations throughout the encampment. In town there are several historic structures (log cabins, homes, churches) that will serve as scenes for scenarios of events that happened (documented, first person accounts). We would like to have civilian (local ‘southerners) impressions to portray the townsfolk and they will be ‘dealing with the Yankee troop’s ‘foragers’ as they occupy the town. There may be an initial ‘skirmish’ with local Home Guard by the forward skirmishers of the Federal’s leading element. Friday will be arrivals and set-up of participants. Saturday is the ‘main event’, that evening we will host a period dance. Sunday we are planning a period ‘church service’.

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