Holiday Tea with Katie Briggle

Ladies and Gentlemen: You are cordially invited to a holiday tea party at the home of Mrs. Katie Briggle. This afternoon of elegant fun takes place Thursday, Dec. 27 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at 104 N. Harris St.

Breckenridge historical socialites, Katie and her husband William, frequently invited guests to their Victorian home, and this tea gives people a flavor of how the Briggles may have celebrated the holidays. Join the old-fashioned gathering with afternoon tea and a walking tour of the Briggle’s residence. The afternoon offers a glimpse into the past with this affluent family.

Breckenridge’s rich historical heritage is one we cannot easily forget. Originally purchased in 1898 as a one-room log cabin, the Briggles quickly expanded their Victorian style home into six rooms downstairs and three rooms upstairs.  This home was indeed a mansion, compared to others of the time.

William served as mayor in 1903 and 1905 and was later county commissioner in 1924. Katie was well known as an accomplished musician. She played five instruments and also taught piano lessons. In addition to frequently hosting social gatherings at their home, Katie held concerts in the front parlor.

As a historical leading lady in Breckenridge, Katie Briggle will always be remembered. Consider this your formal invitation to an

The Kitchen at the Briggle House

afternoon celebrating the holidays and Breck’s history.

Reservations are required in advance and can be made by calling the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance at (970) 453-9767 ext. 2. The cost is $20 per adult and $15 per child (ages 4 through 12), children under four are free.  Book your tickets early, as this event is sure to sell out.

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