For more than 30 years the Victorian Tea Society (VTS) has acted as a fund-raising auxiliary for Heritage Museum of Orange County by hosting full service seasonally themed full Victorian teas and other events several times a year to benefit the children’s educational programs at the Museum; helping to keep the story of Orange County alive for past, present and future generations.

VTS HMOC Holly Berry Tea

As a volunteer organization, the dedicated members of VTS donate their time and talents in an effort to support HMOC and provide opportunities and sponsorships for underprivileged youth in our community to be able to participate and enjoy the many activities the Museum provides. The funds VTS raises from the teas, opportunity drawings, and trunk sales are donated directly to the museum and your support in attending their fundraising events, or by becoming a VTS member, contributes immensely towards their goals and efforts to help keep Orange County history alive at HMOC. Your tax deductible ticket donations help make it possible for both students and adults from low incomes to be able to visit our historical “secret gem” tucked away in Santa Ana!

The VTS’ most long standing, and among the most popular, tea is the Holly Berry Tea held in December every year and featuring the rare opportunity to enjoy a full Victorian tea inside the historic Kellogg House decked out in vintage Christmas décor!

Other seasonal teas are held under the shade of the pavilion overlooking the museum garden with guests enjoying events such as the Spring Bling, the Witches’ Brew, Royal Ascot, Mrs. Harris goes to Paris and many more! These fundraisers always sell out, so keep an eye out for the next tea to be announced on the HMOC event calendar, follow us on social media @HeritageMusOC and make sure you sign up for our HMOC e-newsletter to not miss any of the VTS ticket sales announcements!

More information can be found on the Victorian Tea Society website at or by emailing

“We all feel that the past is important. It is a rich heritage, one in which we should not lose sight.  These common interests, along with a desire to serve the public in a charitable pursuit, bring us together.”