Annual Benefit

Please join us for a virtual TEA PARTY “From Our Porch To Yours”

Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 4pm

All proceeds to benefit Wilderstein Historic Site

Wilderstein Annual Benefit 2020, From Our Porch to Yours

Featuring an online program with special appearance by award-winning author GEOFFREY WARD, sneak peak of restoration work on the second floor of the mansion, “Gin Daisy” cocktail demo, and more.

To bid on the Silent Auction CLICK HERE!


  • Supporter $50
  • Tea For Two $100
  • Benefactor $250

“Tea For Two” and “Benefactor” ticket purchasers will receive a gift box of fabulous tea goodies to enjoy at home. One lucky winner will find a golden teacup inside redeemable for a private tour of Wilderstein followed by “Prosecco On The Porch.”

or call the Wilderstein Office at 845-876-4818


Afternoon tea has always been an important tradition at Wilderstein. Many people have fond memories of being invited to tea on the verandah by Margaret (Daisy) Suckley. Since we cannot be together for our annual benefit, this tradition has been re-imagined and we are bringing a virtual tea party to you!

As we sip tea on our porches at home, you’ll be treated to a wonderful program that features a conversation with Geoffrey C. Ward. A longtime Ken Burns collaborator, he has written 27 documentaries and won 7 Emmys. Mr. Ward is also the author of 19 books, including Closest Companion: the Unknown Story of the Intimate Friendship Between Franklin Roosevelt and Margaret Suckley. Few writers in the genre of American History have found a wider audience and had a greater impact.

Wilderstein thanks event underwriters and contributors: Aisling Flowers | Bradley Farm | Colleen Bloxham | Hudson Valley Vintage | Morgan Stanley | Paul Hallenbeck Real Estate | Samuel’s Sweet Shop.