When Rev. Alexander Forbes and his wife Agnes came up to the Peace Country in 1910, they were 73 days on the Athabasca Trail. Mrs. Forbes lost most of her clothes when a crate fell off a raft while ferrying across a river. Fighting cold, fires and eventually mosquitos they made it to Grande Prairie and established the first Presbyterian Church and hospital in the area. Mrs. Forbes’ tea set survived the journey and she was known to have afternoon tea, whether it was to celebrate an event or to cheer someone up. Her teas were a rare elegant event in those rough and ready pioneer days.
The Rev. Forbes Homestead is pleased to carry on this tradition with summer afternoon teas on the back lawn. Tables are under canopies and protected by shade treas. Sittings are at 1:00pm and 2:30pm. Cost is $5.00 per person, scones with jam and butter and your choice of tea, coffee or juice will be served.
Summer Social Teas
Rev. Forbes Homestead and Pioneer Hospital
July 10, 17 & 24
August 7, 14, & 21
Please call the museum at 780-830-7080 to make your reservation.