Victorian Tea at a Famous Moonshine Hideout

The annual Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society's Victorian Tea this year promises to be full of fun and surprises. The High Tea will take place in one of the area’s most famous and history rich bed and breakfasts: The Silverspruce Inn.

In the 1920a, during prohibition, the Inn was owned by Sallie Miller Smith, well known to enjoy a tipple or three, with her sister Margaret. The tea will feature a talk and book signing by author Maureen Werther who recently completed her novel called "Them That Has..."

It's based on the history of the Inn, including the time when the famous sisters were in charge, and made it something special.

Guests we will be able to tour the Inn and see firsthand some of the amazing additions that Sallie Miller Smith made to what once was a little more than ramshackle shed.

Maureen Werther’s book is rich with detail and great yarns about the flamboyant sisters, including  how seriously they took their drinking. In fact they had their own secret speakeasy.

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Where and When: Victorian Tea on Wednesday, July 19 from 1pm to 3pm at the Silverspruce Inn, located on Rt 9, North of Schroon Lake.  Not only will have a wonderful time attending. To make reserve your tickets today please call the museum at (518) 532-7615 or  (518)795-0495