High Tea, 2017

Join us for High Tea


Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance presents

High Tea with Alexander Hamilton’s Women:
Meet the Schuyler Sisters!


Schuyler sisters


A historical portrayal by Leslie Goddard



Highland Park Community House

1991 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

Sunday, February 19, 2017

1:00 PM to 3:00 pm
Doors Open at 12:30 pm
(If you arrive by train, come over when you arrive)

Cost: $60 in advance
or $65 at the door, if seats are available.

Reservations required: 312.380-1665 or greatermidwestfoodways at gmail.com

Mail payment to:

Greater Midwest Foodways, 1230 Park Avenue West, #215, HIghland Park, Illinois 60035
Or, used your credit card by phone 800-838-3006 or EventBrite.com (credit card)




Alexander Hamilton was not just a powerful Founding Father, he was also a loving husband and father, a flirtatious brother-in-law, and an incorrigible lady-killer. In this new living-history portrayal, meet the real Schuyler sisters who captivated Hamilton:


  • His wife, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton,
  • Her sister, the charming, witty Angelica Schuyler Church,
  • Her other sister, high-spirited Peggy Schuyler van Rensselaer.


Actress and scholar Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., brings these smart, beautiful women to life as they discuss their complicated relationships with Hamilton and the other men in their lives. You don’t need to have seen the smash hit musical Hamilton to enjoy this, but if you have, it’ll bring the history behind the show alive!


Leslie Goddard M.A., Ph.D., is an award winning actress and scholar who has been presenting history lectures and portraying famous women in history for more than 10 years.


Goddard holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, specializing in U.S. cultural history, American studies, and women’s history as well as a master’s degree in theater and in museum studies.  A former museum director, she is the author of two books: Remembering Marshall Fields and Chicago’s Sweet Candy History.  She currently works full time as a historical interpreter, author and public speaker.


Our tables seat 10 guests.  We will do our very best to arrange you are seated with your friends.  Information on seating is available after purchase.


An early bird boutique will feature jewelry, hats, purses and accessories.



A live auction will be conducted to benefit Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance’s State Fair Family Heirloom project.



High Tea Menu

First Course

Scottish Smoked Salmon Pinwheels

Beef Tenderloin Triangles

Roast Turkey Triangles

Cucumber & Watercress Leaves

Egg Salad Rounds

Creamed Avocado & Crab Flowers

Open-Faced Ham & Asparagus Rounds

Open-Faced Roquefort & Pear Slices


Louisa Chu Tea by Gerri Greater Midwest Foodways English Tea

Image by Louisa Chu.


Second Course

Homemade Raisin Scones  with fresh lemon curd,

Strawberry preserves & Devonshire cream



Louisa Chu Scones High Tea by Gerri Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance English High Low Tea

Image by Louisa Chu.



Third Course

Homemade Rhubarb & Apple Pie w/fresh cream


Louisa Chu Tea by Gerri Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance Apple Rhubarb Pie Cream

Image by Louisa Chu.



Fourth Course

An assortment of Elegant Petit Fours & Pastries


Louisa Chu Tea by Gerri Greater Midwest Foodways English High Low Tea Petit fours

Image by Louisa Chu.



Tea poured all afternoon.



Catered by High Tea with Gerri.