Tea and Bessie at the Museum

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September 22, 2013

The evening was very relaxed. In addition to the performance, there was plenty of tea, cake and conversation. It seems to have been enjoyed by everyone who was able to attend, and it even brought in a generous donation to the museum.While most things here at the museum are becoming increasingly all about the upcoming exhibit, Passages through the Fire, yesterday, we held one of our premium members events. In addition to the usual benefits, premium members receive invitations to more exclusive events. For this event we planned a salon and tea with a performance of our most recent living history character, Bessie Bluefeld. Bessie was a well known Baltimore figure who, for many years, ran Baltimore’s premium kosher catering company.

The most special thing about the evening was the presence of a number of Bessie’s descendants, from grandchildren to great-great-. There was a wonderful moment after the performance when the family and the museum members discussed their memories of Bessie. Unfortunately, Bessie’s daughter who lives in the area was unable to attend, but we recorded the event on video, so she will be able to share in the experience.

Everyone present had some yummy cake or strudel, one of Bessie’s signature dishes.

Everyone present had some yummy cake or strudel, one of Bessie’s signature dishes.

There was also a tasty selection of teas.

There was also a tasty selection of teas.

Some of Bessie’s descendants, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Some of Bessie’s descendants, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

After the performance: Bessie, performed by Terry Nicholetti and the museum’s director Marvin Pinkert.

After the performance: Bessie, performed by Terry Nicholetti and the museum’s director Marvin Pinkert.

 

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