FREMONT -- Acoustic guitarist and Terra Community College faculty member Dave Lester is the featured performer at the next Victorian Tea scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center's historic Dillon House. Victorian Teas provide an opportunity to experience the popular 19th-Century custom of a leisurely afternoon tea.
Lester is a gifted performer who has appeared at numerous area events. He was the first to receive a bachelor of music in Classical Guitar performance at Bowling Green State University. Currently, he is the head of the guitar studies program at Terra Community College, where he teaches Music Business, Classical Guitar Ensemble, Contemporary Music Ensemble, and Recital Attendance. Lester also directs the Terra Guitar Ensemble and Electronic Music Ensemble.
In addition to Lester's performance, Victorian Tea guests can enjoy the talents of pianist Tom Hoffert. A native of Fremont, Hoffert provides background music during the tea on the Dillon House's unique square Steinway piano.
The elegance of a 19th-century tea is re-created through the use of fine linens and china, delicate tea sandwiches, and delectable tea sweets. Wait staff, dressed in Victorian garb, see to every need. Tea guests are free to explore the Dillon House -- one of Fremont's finest original Victorian-era homes -- or take a stroll through the Spiegel Grove estate of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes (located directly across the street).
Admission to the Dillon House Victorian Tea is $20/adult and $12/children. Advance reservation and payment is required. Call 419-332-2081, ext. 38. Seating is limited.