Des Plaines Izaak Walton League Hosts Tea and History on May 7th

  • Tea setting at the historic Jefferson House, home of the Des Plaines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of AmericaJennifer Conlon

    Tea setting at the historic Jefferson House, home of the Des Plaines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of AmericaJennifer Conlon

 
 
Updated 4/8/2022 11:59 AM

Returning after a one year hiatus, the Izaak Walton League of America Des Plaines Chapter resumes its annual Tea and History. On Saturday, May 7, from 1-3:30 p.m., the local chapter will host this year's Tea and History program entitled "Geography of Des Plaines " at the Historic Jefferson House at 1841 S. River Road in Des Plaines. Philip Mohr, executive director of the Des Plaines Historical Society will present, while attendees enjoy tea with scones, finger sandwiches and sweets.

The price of admission is $10 and tickets can be obtained by contacting program chair Jen Conlon at (847) 692-6447.

 

Coming as the second in a series of annual teas, the Tea and History programs seek to inform the public about the history of the region, the role of early residents, and the long-standing commitment of the Izaak Walton League to the conservation of land and water resources.

"People are so happy to be able to gather in person again, and this will be a lovely afternoon -- a chance to learn more about the story of our community, while enjoying tea and lovely food, in a terrific historic setting," says Jennifer Conlon, event chair and member of the Izaak Walton League.

The Izaak Walton League of America, also known as the IWLA or affectionately as the Ikes, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The conservation organization is committed to practical solutions geared toward sustainable use of natural resources. The Des Plaines chapter is one of the nation's oldest, chartered in 1926 and housed since 1929 in its historic location on River Road.

For information, contact Jennifer Conlon, (847) 692-6447.

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