Tea & Talk Series at Terrace Hill


Sat Feb 11 2023 at 02:00 pm to 03:30 pm


Terrace Hill | Des Moines, IA

Experience the Tea & Talk Series at Terrace Hill, Iowa Governor's Residence and National Historic Landmark, Saturday afternoons in February.
About this Event

NOTE: If purchasing a series pass, please click on the "Select a Date" button. Select the Feb. 4 option, then select the series pass option. If purchasing individual sessions, please select the preferred date, then select the single session option.

The Terrace Hill Partnership is proud to present distinguished speakers who will bring timely programs to the Terrace Hill Drawing Room at 2:00 pm each Saturday in February, followed by tea and tasty treats. Tickets are $10 per session or $35 for a series pass. The speakers are donating their time and all proceeds will benefit the gardens of Terrace Hill. For more information, contact the Terrace Hill office at 515-281-7205.

February 4: Michelle Book, Food Bank of Iowa

Hunger isn’t a problem “somewhere else;” it happens right here in Iowa. Michelle Book, CEO of Iowa Food Bank, will discuss how the organization helps meet the needs of thousands of Iowans who struggle with food insecurity.

February 11: John David Thompson, Iowa Poems 175

In his book, Iowa Poems 175, John David Thompson celebrates the people, events, places, and customs that make Iowa unique. Thompson will read excerpts and discuss his process of creating the book in honor of his beloved home state.

February 18: Melissa Burdick, Brenton Arboretum

Get a taste of spring and fine weather as Melissa Burdick shares Brenton Arboretum’s mission for Iowans to experience quiet enjoyment at a living museum of trees, shrubs, and native prairie.

February 25: Elvin McDonald, How the Kid from Okra-homa Became an IOWAN

Elvin McDonald, one of America’s most prolific plant writers, will recount his life and career through pictures and stories. From a southern boy-genius of botany to a well-respected gardening and horticulture expert who transplanted to Iowa, Elvin’s tale will knock your stalks off!


Where is it happening?

Terrace Hill, 2300 Grand Ave, Des Moines, United States

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USD 10.00 to USD 35.00

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