Annual Stifel Holiday Tea Set For Tuesday, Nov. 16

Welcome the holiday season with an afternoon tea at the historic Stifel Mansion. An annual tradition, the Stifel Holiday Tea takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, November 16 at Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center, which is elegantly decorated for the holidays.

The event is free and open to the public and is a perfect opportunity to socialize with friends. Guests of all ages are welcome.

There are lots of holiday decorations to enjoy along with tea sandwiches, cookies and hot tea. Guests can also browse and shop the Holiday Art Show and Sale, which features hundreds of one-of-a-kind items for sale by dozens of local artisans. Oglebay Institute’s Festival of Trees will also be on display for guests to browse and shop.

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Guests will gather in the living room of the Stifel Fine Arts Center, the former home of industrialist Edward W. Stifel that was once known as Edemar Mansion, for the annual Stifel Holiday Tea. The event takes place from 2 –4 p.m. Tuesday, November 16 and is free and open to the public. Pictured is Oglebay Institute assistance director of fine arts Kala Bassa, left, and Oglebay Institute director of dance Cheryl Pompeo, right.

Architecturally stunning, the Stifel Fine Arts Center is located at 1330 National Road and was the former home of industrialist Edward W. Stifel. It became home to Oglebay Institute’s visual and performing arts departments in 1977.  It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was once known as the Edemar Mansion.

Construction is in progress on the Stifel Center roof restoration project. Guests should be mindful of scaffolding and other new safety features around the building. Accessible parking and entrance are available on the side of the building. A temporary accessible entrance is also available through the basement pottery studio. Look for the signs and please call 304-242-7700 if you require special assistance or need more information.