Released September 4, 2019

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site to host Autumn Tea

ROME CITY, Indiana (Sept. 4, 2019) – On Sept. 21, staff at Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site will host their annual Autumn Tea featuring a presentation on wildflowers, plus a menu inspired by flowers and all things fall.

Hoosier naturalist, author and photographer Gene Stratton-Porter worked diligently to protect and relocate many species of wildflowers in and around Noble County that were in danger of being destroyed. Thanks to her handiwork, visitors can still see these species return to Wildflower Woods every year.

From noon to 4 p.m., visitors will hear from a guest speaker about wildflowers that can be found at the site and throughout Noble County, as well as take a guided tour of the property and enjoy tea-time treats. This year’s Autumn Tea menu is inspired by Gene’s work with wildflowers and will feature lavender scones, turkey & cranberry crostini, a fall-themed dessert and more.

Tickets for the Autumn Tea are $20/members and $25/non-members. The event supports the Gene Stratton-Porter Society and assists in efforts to restore the gardens and grounds. Reservations are required by Sept. 19 and can be made by calling 260.854.3790.

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Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site is part of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. It is Indiana’s museum for science, art and culture, offering a place where you can celebrate, investigate, remember, learn and take pride in Indiana’s story in the context of the broader world. Even the building is a showcase of the best Indiana has to offer in architecture, materials and sculpture. Easy and convenient parking is available in the attached underground garage.