1 PM – 3 PM
Green Spring Gardens (map)
$42 per adult (program + tea), $12 per adult (program only)
AboutJapan meets America in the tale of Cho-Cho San and her lover Pinkerton. During a slideshow lecture hear excerpts from the short story that inspired Puccini’s beloved opera. Discover the prevailing attitudes that brought the couple together, and the “temporary wives” who became real-life “Butterflies.” Afterwards, enjoy a special Japanese-themed afternoon tea in the 1784 Historic House and take home a keepsake favor bag.