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Tea time at the Midway Museum
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Bonnie Procter and Shearly Heagerty enjoy a cup of tea along with sandwiches and cookies at the Midway Museum annual Christmas tea held Dec. 14.

The Midway Museum offered up a taste of history Dec. 14 during their annual Midway Tea.

The annual tea serving offers people the opportunity to mingle and experience a colonial setting with traditional treats and fresh teas inside the historic museum.

“We came to support the Midway Museum,” Kaye Reeves said. Reeves and her three friends are with the Bartram Trail Chapter of the Daughters of the American Colonies. They made the trip to the Midway Museum all the way from Athens. “This is one of our projects and we felt the best way to do that is to come.

Beth Collins joined her friends on this recent trip and said she was a descendant of Midway.

The group brought old tea sets to add to the museum’s collection last year. This year they made an entire field trip for the weekend visiting the midway Museum and Church, the Midway Cemetery, Sunbury and even Fort King George in Darien.

The servers wore authentic colonial attire and the place settings appeared to be from the pages of yesteryear.

Richmond Hill resident Bonnie Proctor, said she saw a posting about the tea and decided to check it out.

“We love the teas and it’s just a really nice experience,” she said.

“I think this is a great idea,” her friend Shirley Heagerty added.

The Midway Museum is Georgia’s first Colonial museum and is a replica of a Colonial style plantation cottage, housing artifacts from Colonial, Revolutionary and Civil War eras. During the holiday season, the museum is decorated with fruits and greenery, in a traditional Colonial style.

The Midway Museum is located at 491 N. Coastal Highway in Midway and is open for tours Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit them online at or find them on Facebook as Midway Museum.

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