Join us for tea and a historical look at “all things death” including the evolution of mourning and burial customs, early 20th century fascination with spiritualism and the occult, local attempts to connect with the dead, ominous legends, lore and more.
What to expect? Paranormal illusionist and man of the unusual Christopher Bogucki adds a touch of Black Magic to the event with his Victorian parlor tricks and peculiar collection of curiosities and oddities. Mourning and funeral culture historian Kim Parr discusses American funeral beliefs and customs in her popular program Mourning Matters. Ms. Parr is the director of the Macomb County Historical Society and Crocker House. Her presentations and cemetery walks are always "sold out!"
And an appearance by Nina Innsted, host of the popular true crime podcast Already Gone. Ms. Innsted will share highlights from an unreleased episode.
This brush with death aptly takes place in historic Brush Park. The building housing the Most Worshipful King David Hall dates back to 1909.
Low tea service buffet catered by Mrs. Maddox Cakes of Farmington Hills is included.The afternoon ritual known as Low or Afternoon tea was introduced in Britain to the upper class in the early 1840s as a mini meal to stave off hunger between lunch and dinner. Guests at Tenebrous Tea will enjoy a choice of four tea sandwiches, two hors d'oeuvres, and four mini desserts served with tea.
Saturday, April 13, 2019
2 O’Clock in the afternoon
Most Worshipful King David Grand Lodge
114 Erskine Street, Detroit MI 48201
$37 per person
Presented By Notorious 313 Sinister History Tours & City Tour Detroit
Dress to Impress: Mourning, Victorian, Steampunk, Gothic attire, etc. encouraged. Prizes for best hat and best costume.
*Set tea menu. We apologize in advance but substitutions to meet special dietary restrictions cannot be made.