The Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation will host its annual Ragtime Tea Dance on March 12 from noon to 5 p.m. in the Lanterman House Ballroom. The Tea Dance will feature musicians Ian Whitcomb, Sheila-Murphy Nelson and more. The dance class taught by Regina Whitcomb and Christopher Miller will be held from noon to 1 p.m. The dancing and tea will take place from
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. A full afternoon tea will be provided by the Locke Noble Tea Company.
It is suggested that visitors come dressed in historical attire from the time period of 1917. For those without historical attire, ladies will do fine in a loose fitting blouse and ankle length skirt. Gentlemen may wear a coat and tie. According to the executive director, Melissa Patton, one of the greatest delights of this annual event is how seriously guests take the period costuming.
“Attire ranges from vintage pieces to clever reproductions of period dress,” said Patton.
Admission to the event includes the dance class, dancing, tea and tours of Lanterman House.
Tickets are $50 per person and checks can be made out to Lanterman Foundation and mailed to 4420 Encinas Drive, La Cañada, CA 91011. Tickets can also be purchased online at lantermanfoundation.org/1918. For more information, call (818) 790-1421 or visit lantermanfoundation.org.
The Lanterman House is located at 4420 Encinas Drive in La Cañada Flintridge.
Lanterman House is a bungalow-style historic house museum in La Cañada Flintridge. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The House was commissioned by Dr. Roy Lanterman in 1915 and was built by A.L. Haley, who was a prominent builder of both residences and commercial buildings in the Los Angeles area.
The Lanterman House also features a historical archive of the Crescenta/Cañada Valley. The archive is available for research by the public on Tuesdays and by appointment.