Woman's Exchange Spring Luncheons
Tuesdays and Fridays from March 21 – April 7, 2017 at Pena-Peck House
The Woman’s Exchange of St. Augustine hosts its annual spring luncheons on Tuesdays and Fridays from March 21 through April 7, 2017. The luncheons take place at noon in the gardens of the historic Peña-Peck House Museum, and guests are welcome to browse in the Exchange Shop and Miss Anna’s Emporium either before (beginning at 10:30 a.m.) or after the meal, which begins at noon.
The Spring Luncheons are a St. Augustine tradition, going back to the late 1940s, when local hotels reopened for tourists after World War II. The weekly luncheons at the Peña-Peck House became popular with visitors, both for the lovely garden atmosphere and the delicious food. The setting remains as beautiful as ever, and so does the food — in fact, most of the dishes on the menu are made with original recipes.
The Exchange shops feature hand-crafted products made by women from across the country, as they have been doing since 1892, when the National Federation of Woman’s Exchanges first encouraged them as a venue for hand crafters to sell their products. Seventy percent of the item sales go directly to the crafters, and the rest is used to maintain and promote the historic Pena-Peck House Museum. Some of the proceeds are also used to provide scholarships for women returning to school for career changes.
Admission: The cost of the luncheon is $30, which includes tea or coffee and dessert, plus a $5 coupon to use in the Exchange shops.
When: 2017 dates are: Tuesday, March 21; Friday, March 24; Tuesday, March 28; Friday, March 31; Tuesday, April 4, and Friday, April 7, 2017. Luncheon is served at noon. Guests may arrive as early as 10:30 a.m. to browse the shops.
Where: The Peña-Peck House Museum is located at 142 St. George Street in historic St. Augustine.
For more information and to make reservations, call (904) 829-5064 or visit here.