WHYY First Experience: The Bramble Collection

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 10:00am

Over 50 years ago Marnie Bramble began collecting tea caddies. Tea caddies are little containers that were used to store tea in the 18th and 19th centuries. Marnie’s collection grew through her son Mark’s travels. Marnie’s collection is now on display in Odessa. That’s where WHYY First Experience picks up the story.

The Bramble Collection segment begins at the 21:30 mark.

As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from The Bramble Collection is a temporary exhibition at the Historic Odessa Foundation that includes 18th and 19th century tea caddies from the vast Bramble collection, open to the public through August 26, 2018

The collection was built over two generations and features more than 400 examples, spanning the period from 1700 to the present.  Learn more »