I spent yesterday morning at the Rowayton Historical Society's annual Valentine Tea. Pinkney Park is the picturesque setting for the Rowayton Historical Society headquarters which sits on a point of land overlooking the Five Mile River. The view is beautiful even on the coldest of winter days.
This area has so much local history, and the historical society does a wonderful job of preserving it for us. Their primary focus is the period when oystering was our town's main industry, boats were powered mostly by sail, and visitors came by train, trolley and steamer to Rowayton’s Roton Point Park because it was the prettiest place on the Long Island Sound to spend a summer’s day.
Here are some views from inside the Seeley-Dibble-Pinkney House.
I was asked to bake scones for the event. I used my former tea room's recipe and they were a hit.
I also set up a table of T-Party wares for sale.
The event was such a success that I have been asked back for the Rowayton Historical Society's Valentine Open House this weekend. It's on Sunday, February 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. For directions, click here. If you are in the area, please stop by!