Kent Historical Society will sponsor a program, “A Musicale and Spirited Tea Party,” April 17 at 2:30 p.m.

The event will be held at the Kent Community House on Route 7 North.

The benefit will feature the Rosewood Chamber Ensemble, which will perform 19th century music, and period readings by author of former BBC broadcaster Frank Delaney, followed by a tea party.

The Rosewood Chamber Ensemble is made up of musicians Barbara Hopkins on flute and Judy Handler on guitar.

Hopkins will perform on period flutes, including her wooden Asa Hopkins flute made in Litchfield, in the 1830s, and Handler will play a Martin parlor guitar that is the same make and model that Mark Twain owned and played.

The tea party will feature treats researched and created for the occasion by Patsy Stroble and a group of bakers at two different workshops.

Tickets are $50 per person. Tables of four are $250 and tables of eight are $500. Tickets may be reserved by calling 860-927-4587 or emailing reservations@kenthistoricalsociety.org.