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Woman’s Club to host Victorian tea

February 25, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

The Woman's Club of Fairmont is planning a Victorian tea and Jenny Lind portrayal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 10 in the Thomas W. Fleming House at 300 First St. in Fairmont.

Women who attend are encouraged to wear a hat and gloves. The tea will begin at 11 a.m. JoAnn Peterson's program portraying Lind will begin at noon. Reservations are requested by calling Nancy Bickerstaff at 304-366-3231 or emailing

There is an admission charge.

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JoAnn Peterson will portray Jenny Lind during the Woman’s Club’s Victorian tea from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 10 at the Thomas W. Fleming House in Fairmont.

Lind was an amazing historical figure. Overcoming a difficult childhood, Lind, the "Swedish Nightingale," became a world-renowned opera singer who was called "the most gifted artist of the century." She was befriended by Queen Victoria, and was a generous contributor to Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery movement. Lind was a philanthropist, a woman of great faith and the first superstar in America. During the West Virginia Humanities History Alive presentation, participants will hear of her amazing life and adventures.

Peterson is an actor and singer who has performed professionally and in community theater. She has turned her love for acting and history into performing first-person portrayals of some of history's most amazing women.



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