From the second week in January to March 5th you can learn about Tea and Coffee customs throughout the world at the World Beat Gallery located at 390 Liberty St SE, in Pringle Park Plaza across from Marco Polo restaurant. Salem Multicultural Institute partnered with Deepwood Museum and Gardens to allow visitors to enjoy items from their collection while their historic house facility remains closed. The exhibit also includes items loaned to SMI from community members throughout the mid-Willamette Valley.
Not only does the exhibit contain tea and coffee sets from a dozen different cultures, it is also accompanied by furniture, clothing, and other accessories all related to tea or coffee, as well as photographs to contextualize the displays. Also on view is information about the role of tea in the women’s suffrage movement in America, children’s tea sets, and photographs and information about the Deepwood historic house museum.