Woman's Exchange Spring Luncheons
Select dates: March 26 and 29, April 2, 4, 9, and 12, 2019. See below for details. at Pena-Peck House
The Woman’s Exchange of St. Augustine hosts its annual spring luncheons on select dates from Tuesday, March 26, to Friday, April 12, 2019. 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 Peña-Peck House Museum. Some of the proceeds are also used to provide scholarships for women returning to school for career changes.
Reservations sell out quickly and will open two months before the date of the first luncheon. Reservations can be made either in person at the shop (which opens at 10:30 a.m.) or by phone at (904) 829-5064.
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: The Spring Luncheons are offered in a series of twice-weekly luncheons for three weeks from March 26 through April 12, 2019. Specific dates are: Tuesday, March 26; Friday, March 29; Tuesday, April 2; THURSDAY, April 4; Tuesday, April 9; and Friday, April 12, 2019.
Where: The Peña-Peck House Museum is located at 142 St. George Street in historic St. Augustine.
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