CU@SC brings a Valentine Victorian Tea to Simmons Center

Cameron University’s CU@SC program returns to Duncan with “Steeped in History: The Custom of Taking Tea in America” on Sunday, February 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. The event – replete with a traditional high tea with cakes, trifle and finger sandwiches - will be hosted by Dr. Von Underwood and Maureen DuRant in the Rosebud Room of the Simmons Center. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children K-12. CU students, faculty and staff will be admitted for free with valid CU ID. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. To RSVP, call 580-581-2491.

Both Underwood and DuRant grew up with tea-sipping mothers who brought their custom of taking tea from the British Isles to the United States.

Underwood, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, will discuss the emergence of the custom of taking tea in Britain, its migration to America, and its place in American identity.

DuRant, an instructor in the Office of Teaching and Learning, will follow with a short remembrance of her mother, who immigrated to America for love and was a founding member of Lawton/Fort Sill’s Tea Sippers. DuRant will also read a poem from her Master of Fine Arts thesis, “Skirmishes on the Okie-Irish Border.”

CU@SC’s Valentine Victorian Tea is made possible by the Simmons Center Community Spirit Program and Cameron University Lectures and Concerts.



February 13, 2018