Laurie Brooks will bring her portrayal of Mary Queen of Scots to Montello’s Scottish Fest on July 16.   Mary’s story will come to life during tea at 11:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m. in the Montello Historic Preservation Society’s Vaughn Hall.  Reservations may be made by phone or text to Leah at 608-448-7874 or Lynn at 920-428-2137.  The cost is $10 per person.


Come to tea with Mary, Queen of Scots

Her Majesty Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland, invites you to tea on Saturday, July 16th as she comes to Scottish Fest to visit the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry Exhibit.   She and her ladies in waiting will greet guests upstairs at Vaughn Hall in Montello for tea at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  A reservation for tea and dessert is $10.00 and may be made by calling or texting Leah at 608-448-7874 or Lynn at 920-428-2137.  Persons attending may personally greet the Queen, take pictures with her and may take their tea cup and Scottish plaid napkin home as a memento of this royal occasion.

Mary, Queen of Scots, was born in 1542 and is being portrayed today by Laurie Brooks of Milwaukee.  Laurie created Mary’s costume (a hand-beaded renaissance dress in royal colors with 7 hoops in the skirt) and brought Mary’s tragic story to parades, Highland Games celebrations and Milwaukee’s Irish Fest.  Her audiences often include young girls who dress up in their princess dresses to meet the queen. 

Advance reservations are appreciated and seating is limited.  Vaughn Hall is located at 55 W. Montello Street (corner of Hwy 23 and West Street) in Montello and is the location of the display of Scottish Diaspora Tapestries.