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Tea With A Twist @ Fleming Mansion
December 10, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Fleming Mansion opens it doors for Tea With A Twist. Guests can enjoy light refreshments and guided tours all three floors of the mansion. Vintage clothing from the period of 1893-1916 will be on display in each of the upper rooms.
The A Cappella quartet “Angelica” will perform a selection of holiday music from 2:00 – 3:00 pm.
The mansion will also host an exhibit entitled The Life of James Show Maddox Display. The display will feature photographs and mementos from 1942-43. Maddox died in the South Atlantic 77 days after the demise of his ship from a German U-Boat torpedo. Maddox survived on a raft with 4 other men and the story of his leadership is the subject of a new local history publication entitled “Forgotten Hero.” Local 20th century historian Raymond Alvarez will be on hand for to talk to visitors from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. He will be assisted by Pamela Nussear, who asked him to research the story. All visitors to the mansion will receive a free copy of “Forgotten Hero.” It is a remarkable story of courage, faith and leadership. Also, it tells why James Maddox was rarely identified as a West Virginia native in the publicity over the rescue.